|RE: modular construction for a common house?||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Franklin Wayne Poley (fwpoleyvcn.bc.ca)|
|Date: Fri, 5 Feb 1999 18:39:07 -0600|
My understanding of a "module" is just that of a standardized, repeatable unit. Thus a 2 x 4 stud could be a module or a complete wall section could be a module. The problem you refer to below could probably be overcome if you had modules which could be assembled by lay workers (perhaps for "sweat equity") using simple tools. I have been assured by four steel engineers now that steel frame housing is so precise that all components could be pre-cut and sent to the work site as a kind of "kit" which can then be put together by laymen. You can get verification of this from the list <steel [at] nccn.net>. FWP. http://users.uniserve.com/~culturex On Fri, 5 Feb 1999 cynthia.e.carpenter [at] us.arthurandersen.com wrote: > 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. > > > *** Future-Cities [at] onelist.com. Send "Subscribe Future.Cities" to CultureX [at] vcn.bc.ca. See http://users.uniserve.com/~culturex ***
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