|RE: modular construction for a common house?||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: cynthia . e . carpenter (cynthia.e.carpenterus.arthurandersen.com)|
|Date: Fri, 5 Feb 1999 14:06:48 -0600|
All of Cambridge Cohousing was built using modular construction. This includes townhouses, stacked apartments, and the common "house" - which is really the basement and first floor of a 4-story apartment building. So it can be done. However, many of the benefits we hoped for from modular building didn't materialize. The project went way over deadline and budget and we're experiencing many quality problems, particularly with the HVAC system. It's not clear to me how much of this was due to the modular building company and how much was due to issues with project management and design, but at least at this point, we're not a good reference site for modular building of common houses or cohousing projects. - Cindy Cambridge Cohousing *******************Internet Email Confidentiality Footer******************* Privileged/Confidential Information may be contained in this message. If you are not the addressee indicated in this message (or responsible for delivery of the message to such person), you may not copy or deliver this message to anyone. In such case, you should destroy this message, and notify us immediately. If you or your employer does not consent to Internet email messages of this kind, please advise us immediately. Opinions, conclusions and other information expressed in this message are not given or endorsed by my firm or employer unless otherwise indicated by an authorized representative independent of this message.
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