Ivory Innovations, an initiative of the David Eccles School of Business, recently gave out its third round of Ivory Prize for Housing Affordability awards in the Innovations in Construction and Design category. The category honors groups that “are pioneering new material applications and construction methods that are more efficient, scalable, and importantly, more sustainable, resulting in greater affordability,” according to the Ivory Prize site.
One of this year’s winners, BamCore, is using bamboo as an inexpensive alternative to wood.
“We’ll go out and seek these innovations – something that’s new, exciting, that’s actually changing this world of housing which hasn’t changed in so long – and then trying to bring those solutions back to Utah to kind of help here because we have such a bad problem right now,” Abby Ivory, one of the initiative’s directors, told KUTV.
The winners were recently featured in news coverage from KUTV.