A breakthrough solution to

the worldwide housing crisis


What if we could leverage all the advancements made in car manufacturing over 100+ years to reimagine construction?
That question is now answered with System P4: a pre-designed automation system and complete facility design for high-volume housing production. Everything an owner needs to start up, staff, and operate a plant successfully. Supported by a collective of proven companies with a real-world game plan. Powered by a worldwide automation leader.

Paving the way to affordable, attainable top-quality housing

Led by firms like Waypaver International, the construction industry has just recently begun to tap the kinds of exponential advancements the automotive industry has made by embracing technology. As the gap between housing supply and demand has left a vast shortage, houses have become unaffordable and apartments have become unattainable nearly everywhere. With real solutions desperately needed, Waypaver International and global leaders in factory automation united the best minds of modular factory design and advanced automation to conceive a new kind of manufacturing plant for offsite construction that’s repeatable, scalable, and turnkey. No wheels to reinvent.

UK: 48%

USA: 46%

Austria: 25%

France: 19%

Germany: 14%

Labor Shortage

By 2030, more than 85 million jobs will go unfulfilled worldwide. That’s roughly equal to the entire population of Germany. The construction industry faces an immediate worldwide shortage of 650,000 workers.


Britain shipped prefabricated panelized houses to the Americas and Australia.


Sears Roebuck set up its Modern Home, with hundreds of house plans in the Sears Catalog that could be shipped as DIY kits.


The first Leavittown prefabricated house sold and production peaked at 12 houses per day in the late 1940s.


Mobile home manufacturing grew to more than 15 percent of US housing, and modular homes were born in factories like National Homes in Lafayette, Indiana.


Two modular pioneers form Prefab Logic, helping developers get housing and hotel projects ready to build in modular plants. Waypaver was founded to help modular factory startups design and operate modular factories.


The founder of Waypaver and co-founders of Prefab Logic unite with one of the nation’s largest affordable housing developers to form Autovol, the first automated robotic volumetric modular housing factory.


Autovol becomes the highest-volume modular builder in the West in just three years.


Pioneers of modular housing join forces with KUKA, uniting two teams of game changers: the originators of modern car automation, and the pioneers of the first automated modular construction factory of its kind.


Modern automation enables production under optimal conditions and guarantees continuous and complete quality control, which leads to a low single-digit rework rate. Data-rich software tools ensure flexibility and thus creative designs with high efficiency and mass customization possibilities.

China: 6%

UK: 5%

USA: 3%

Germany: 10%

Japan: 15%

Sweden: 45%

Material Delivery

All raw materials for multiple construction projects are delivered to a central location. Materials transportation and carbon footprint are reduced.


Automation builds walls, ceilings, and floors for each modular unit. The basic structures can be made of various materials.

Walls ready to be built

Frames are sheathed and prepared for modular unit assembly, which can include insulation, electrical, and plumbing.

Creating Spaces

Individual panels are combined into a complete living space that typically includes in-factory installation, testing, and inspection of insulation, electrical, and plumbing.

Creating Rooms

Whether kitchen or bathroom, bedroom or living room, module interiors—flooring, painting, cabinets, appliances—are finished and inspected to the last detail.

Quality is standard

Each module is inspected throughout manufacturing to assure quality and adherence to all applicable codes.


When modules leave the plant, the project construction work is up to 80% complete.


Manufacturing of modules occurs in parallel to the foundation being constructed onsite, greatly reducing total time of construction.


Modules are installed directly onsite Depending on the project size, this process is completed in a few days or weeks, dramatically reducing onsite construction noise, congestion, and time.

An off-the-shelf
modular plant design

Powered by world-class automation.

Our current System P4 predesigned factory was developed in close collaboration with the world’s automotive robotics leader with a vision (to build)… System P4 is designed to redefine benchmarks for square feet of housing produced per person as well as number of housing modules completed per 40-hour workweek. The system takes proven approaches of construction automation to the next level: reducing steps, putting materials at point of use, advancing prefabrication, prioritizing machine functions for safety and reduced physical stress, and digitizing shop drawings and office communications. Our current System P4 predesigned factory was developed in close collaboration with the world’s automotive robotics leader with a vision to build like cars are built, while taking into account the many lessons learned by the pioneering leaders of the world’s most advanced multifamily modular plant.

A new housing ecosystem—from a been-there, done-that team

Waypaver’s far-reaching vision is supported by the four companies that make up the P4 Housing Collective. The P4 Housing collective brings together the essential “four P’s” of a complete housing ecosystem—designed together to work together.

Factory startup culture programs, modern office design, and industry innovation consulting.

Modular Maven
Data-driven pre-construction digital twin technology, experienced project design and logistics team.

Prefab Logic
Off-the-shelf plans pre-vetted for automation and constructability plus materials supply chain.

Effektiv House
Automation, robotics, software, integration, facility design and operational consulting.

Waypaver International.
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System P4 is a real solution for offsite builders, developers, and communities. It’s scalable, repeatable, turnkey, and ready to deploy now. Contact Waypaver International to schedule a briefing.
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