Changing the Way We Build: Cover and the Future of Home Construction

By Linh Nguyen


Change is constant, especially in a world as technologically advanced as ours- but not every field is progressing at the same breakneck speed. Most of us are still building and buying homes that are designed and made in pretty much the exact same way they were during the 1950s.

Cover is here to change that. They’ve developed a factory-backed construction solution that allows homeowners to create custom floorplans from a pre-engineered set of parts. Think Legos, but with insulation, electrical, and waterproofing.

Here’s how the Siemens Startup Program has helped them out.


“Apple didn’t invent the phone, Tesla did invent the car. What they did is they changed the customer’s expectation of what that product could be.” And that’s what we’re striving to do here at Cover, is make thoughtfully designed and well-built homes for everybody, and ultimately, change the world’s expectation of construction. That’s really what I think we have the opportunity before us to do.” – Craig Derian, VP of Engineering at Cover

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This article first appeared on the Siemens Digital Industries Software blog at