BamCore & VBC Partner to Decarbonize Modular Building

BamCore and VBC Partner

BamCore and Volumetric Building Companies (VBC) announced their Joint Development Agreement (JDA) to lower the carbon footprint of modular buildings at the 2022 Innovative Housing Showcase sponsored by US Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). The event, held last week on the National Mall in Washington DC, attracted more than 2,500+ attendees, including the public, policymakers, and industry leaders, according to the NAHB.

BamCore CEO Hal Hinkle and VBC CEO Vaughan Buckley plan to incorporate the BamCore carbon-negative framing system within VBC’s state-of-the-art modular building system. VBC’s Buckley explained to the audience that carbon-negative building systems are immediately needed to fight climate change, and that regulation is likely coming, but that “VBC is not waiting for regulation, because this is the right thing to do now and BamCore is the right partner.”

Hal Hinkle and Vaughan Buckley speak with HUD Secretary Marcia L. Fudge.

HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge congratulated the companies on their commitment to affordable housing and their vision that buildings can become carbon sinks in the fight against global warming. Not coincidentally, both companies have been awarded the Ivory Prize for innovations to support affordable housing, and both companies are advanced 3D BIM modeling practitioners in their industrialized construction platforms.

Hal Hinkle and Secretary Marcia L. Fudge share a laugh.

BamCore and VBC will start the development of an innovative new wall assembly that uses BamCore’s sustainably harvested engineered bamboo components for VBC’s modular construction. It is an exciting time to be in the industry.

VBC BamCore DCLeft to Right: BamCore Sales Representative, Amanda Kenyon; BamCore Director Sustainability, Tobe Sheldon; VBC CEO Vaughan Buckley; BamCore CEO, Hal Hinkle; VBC Director of Marketing, Joshua Delph; NAHB Creative Projects Manager, Reaganne Hansford, BamCore Sales Representative, Rod Poe.

The Full Press Press Release is below:


Volumetric Building Companies and BamCore Announce Partnership to Produce Greener Housing Units – Faster

The companies will combine technologies and produce volumetric units using bio-based materials.

PHILADELPHIA, P.A. (June 10, 2022) – Volumetric Building Companies (VBC), a global leader in the industrialized AE&C sector, announced its formal partnership with BamCore, a U.S.-based manufacturer of high-performance green engineered bamboo-based framing systems today.

Together, the companies will develop an innovative new wall assembly that uses sustainably harvested engineered bamboo components. BamCore’s proven process produces structural framing components that are stronger, quieter, thermally superior, and faster to construct than conventional materials.

Incorporating this technology into VBC’s proprietary building process demonstrates the company’s continuing commitment to partnering with like-minded organizations that are devoted to building housing more quickly, affordably, and sustainably.

“Our goal for VBC is to continue designing, manufacturing, and constructing large-scale, resilient multifamily buildings to address the growing housing crisis. We believe that BamCore is the company to further support that mission by using materials that result in a massive reduction in carbon emissions,” said Vaughan Buckley, CEO of Volumetric Building Companies. “Mandates from owners and regulators that require the use of sustainable building materials are coming, and we’re not waiting to implement these changes. We’re taking steps to reduce our carbon footprint now. We are excited about what the future holds with BamCore and look forward to starting immediately.”

“The traditional construction industry accounts for the largest amount of carbon emissions in the world, and we are focused on reducing that footprint by providing materials and methods that set the standard for de- carbonizing the built environment” said Hal Hinkle, CEO of BamCore. “VBC is a perfect partner as their mission of combining sustainability with affordability aligns so closely with ours. Together, we can offer a solution set to developers that introduces for the first time the combined carbon, cost, and time benefits required by the coming generations.”

Both BamCore and VBC were recently awarded the Ivory Prize, an award recognizing ambitious, feasible, and scalable solutions to housing affordability. BamCore was the 2021 recipient and VBC the 2022 recipient. The VBC-BamCore partnership will focus on the design, testing, and creation of Affordable housing units built with bamboo. The agreement was announced during the National Association of Home Builders Innovative Housing Showcase in Washington, D.C. on Friday, June 10, 2022.


About Volumetric Building Companies:

Volumetric Building Companies is a vertically and horizontally integrated global volumetric modular construction leader headquartered in Philadelphia, PA with locations across the United States and Europe. Utilizing their technology-enabled design and engineering model, precision-driven manufacturing capabilities, and project-proven modular construction expertise, the company’s focus is on building the future by providing high quality, sustainably produced buildings in less time across varied market sectors. To learn more, visit Follow along with the latest news on LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram.

About BamCore:

BamCore utilizes regenerative biogenic carbon fibers combined with industrialized construction techniques, and proprietary technologies to manufacture green engineered climate-positive building materials. BamCore’s patented structural framing system harnesses the fast carbon-capturing power and strength of timber bamboo. As a result, the system delivers high-performance code- compliant buildings that are energy-efficient, strong, safe, quiet, and more quickly and easily installed than conventional construction. Enabling builders to provide fast, sustainable, high-quality, cost-effective, and sturdy buildings that are also carbon sinks. This innovation mitigates the climate crisis, the housing crisis, and rural poverty in the global south. To learn more, visit, and follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Instagram