Webinar: Digitizing the Housing Sector

Join digitization experts John McLinden and David Hessler for a discussion on the benefits and advantages of a digitized design and construction process.

Housing is currently one of the least digitized sectors of our economy, although change is afoot. The industry is starting to adopt enabling technologies to ramp up efficiencies and streamline processes. These technological advancements can create solutions for affordable housing while reducing the impact on the planet by eliminating non-value-added waste. 

GBM Housing 2 logo squareIn this webinar, technology experts John McLinden and David Hessler explore:

  • Pivotal questions surrounding digitization.
  • Why digitization is infinitely essential to the housing industry,
  • How builders can apply digitization to the home building process. 
  • Specific projects and case studies to help builders and architects understand how they can leverage innovative technologies to enhance their businesses. 



About the presenters:

head shot - John McLinden2webJohn McLinden is the President and CEO of Digibilt. He has 35 years of experience in the development, commercial construction, and home building industry. He developed over 2,000 residential units with full responsibility for design and construction. Under his StreetScape brand, he pioneered the “How Do You Live?”/mass-customization process. This consumer-focused design approach has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, PBS Nightly Business Report, The Washington Post, Fortune Magazine, and The Today Show.

David HesslerDavid Hessler, co-founder of Holzraum System, is a biologist, computer programmer, and entrepreneur who has worked in biopharm development, and co-founded three startups: a biotechnology company and two scientific software development companies. He has served as a senior software director and product portfolio manager for BIOVIA Dassault Systemes and served on the project management team for construction of 30 custom homes in Ecovillage @

The Housing 2.0 program is made possible by the generous support of building industry leaders, including Mitsubishi ElectricZIP SystemPanasonic, and Schneider Electric.