Multifamily Builders Resources


“Good buildings come from good people, and all problems are solved by good design.”

- Stephen Gardiner

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It's Tough Building Homes in 2022

The US is in the midst of a housing crisis and will need upwards of 4.3 million new apartments by 2035 to meet the growing demand for multifamily homes. Delivering these new multifamily buildings will require builders to find solutions to the numerous challenges they face in today's construction industry: 

  • Dealing with supply chain disruptions 
  • The ongoing shortage of skilled labor,  
  • Buyers’ evolving expectations for safety 
  • Energy efficiency  
The effects of a changing climate are only some of the obstacles

When every extra day of construction costs you more and also one more day a tenant can't move in Time truly is money!   

Building for tomorrow means being able to implement innovative products and methods that address the deficiencies found in traditional onsite building techniques and materials.    

Multifamily Builders must learn how to incorporate innovative building materials that are resilient to disaster damage are eco-friendly and energy efficient to meet market demands.  

02 Success Outcomes

Key Drivers of Multifamily Building Success

Multifamily builders now have building products that enable them to help address the housing shortage crisis and construct high-quality, high-performance buildings with less labor, time, and cost. 

MgO based buildings are energy efficient and environmentally friendly. 

Builders can leverage innovation to build best-in-class multifamily housing that is not just a place to live but a place to call home. 


This Is How NEXGEN Helps

NEXGEN supplies multifamily home builders with innovative MgO building materials that put health, safety, the environment, economics, and sustainability at the forefront. We help our builders modernize their building process to create high-performance buildings that are better for the planet and the people who use them. 

Our MgO products are not only fire, water, mold, storm, insect/pest, and earthquake resistant; they are non-toxic, carbon-friendly, require fewer and potentially less skilled trades to install, and are readily available for order. 

Multifamily Builders can use NEXGEN MgO boards to create custom fire, sound, and strength-rated assemblies that outperform assemblies that solely rely on traditional building materials.  

Additionally, manufactured Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) built with NEXGEN MgO boards dramatically accelerate build times and also reduce labor costs by 55% when compared to conventional building materials and processes. 


The Industry's Best MgO Test Data and Certifications

 Not all MgO products are equal. The best test data and certifications back NEXGEN products!  

05 Real World Examples

Multifamily Builders Love NEXGEN MgO Boards

NEXGEN MgO board has been used worldwide in multifamily builds as a direct replacement for plywood and OSB for exterior sheathing and subflooring panels, interior and exterior gypsum panels, fiber cement subfloor, and tile backer panels. In the United States, NEXGEN MgO has passed code in counties with some of the highest standards in code enforcement. 

06 FAQS and Objections

Answering Your Key Questions

You will always have questions when investigating a new innovative building material like NEXGEN MgO boards.  Here are some of the most Frequently Asked Questions from Home Builders. 

What are the downsides of MgO?

MgO is a high-performance building material that has a plethora of advantages; however, some aspects might be considered "downsides," such as how MgO boards are heavier and use stainless steel fasteners when compared to plywood and drywall. Despite these differences, the three materials have the same installation process. 

Will it cost more to build high performance?

MgO is slightly more expensive than legacy sheeting and underlayment. Still, the savings in construction time, insurance, energy, and maintenance costs can more than compensate for the materials needed to deliver a high-performance building. 

Why haven’t I heard of MgO before?

Building with MgO is nothing new. The Great Wall of China was built with MgO. This material, however, wasn't readily available in the USA until recently. Since most builders haven't had access to this product, there is little public knowledge about MgO and its benefits.

Why should we choose NEXGEN?

We enable our clients to construct high-performance multifamily buildings with materials that yield greater health, safety, long-term financial savings, energy savings, and sustainability. 

07 Take These Next Steps

Your MgO Action Plan

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To experience the benefits of NEXGEN MgO products firsthand, our successful High Performance MgO home builders have used the following 7 Step MgO Action Plan.  

  1. Request MgO samples 
  2. Select a building design 
  3. Request an NEXGEN MgO quote 
  4. Review installation info
  5. Review MgO advantages with your organization
  6. Order MgO products
  7. First MgO build