The goal of this book is to equip stakeholders inside and outside the industry - factory designers, product designers, operating managers, investors, and researchers - so they can design and operate high performance modular factories.
Author: Michael A. Mullens
Category: House & Home
Utilizing modern industrial technology, modular homebuilding offers the promise of building a higher quality home, faster and at a lower cost. Dr. Mullens uses his 20 years of experience in the industry to examine the theory and practice of modular homebuilding, identifying its strengths and weaknesses and introducing a structured engineering design approach for configuring a high performance modular factory. The book integrates three invaluable sources of knowledge: 1) the practices and experience of current modular producers, many of whom are industry pioneers who helped create and develop the industry, 2) emerging best business practices, such as lean production and mass customization, that are transforming the industry, and 3) current scientific research findings that provide additional insight. The goal of this book is to equip stakeholders inside and outside the industry - factory designers, product designers, operating managers, investors, and researchers - so they can design and operate high performance modular factories. This book is directed to several groups: 1) industry professionals that are responsible for owning, designing and operating a modular factory, 2) advanced undergraduate and graduate students that are studying residential construction, construction science, construction management, building technology or industrial engineering and who are enrolled in courses addressing prefabricated homebuilding, and 3) faculty and students that are engaged in academic research involving prefabricated homebuilding. The book is rich in technical detail. Graphs of benchmarking results document production performance across the industry. Individual production processes are described. A conceptual Value Stream Map is developed to show how product can flow between production processes to create the overall production system. Common production layouts are provided with commentary, including material handling and storage options. Numerous photos are used to document layout and equipment choices.
Economics. of. modular. construction. Non modular components 15% Factory
personnel costs 15% Factory overheads ... construction process (known as site
preliminaries) • Savings in external consultant fees, as most of the detailed design is ...
Author: Mark Lawson
Publisher: CRC Press
Category: Technology & Engineering
Modular construction can dramatically improve efficiency in construction, through factory production of pre-engineered building units and their delivery to the site either as entire buildings or as substantial elements. The required technology and application are developing rapidly, but design is still in its infancy. Good design requires a knowledge of modular production, installation and interface issues and also an understanding of the economics and client-related benefits which influence design decisions. Looking at eight recent projects, along with background information, this guide gives you coverage of: generic types of module and their application vertical loading, stability and robustness dimensional and spacial planning hybrid construction cladding, services and building physics fire safety and thermal and acoustic performance logistical aspects – such as transport, tolerances and safe installation. A valuable guide for professionals and a thorough introduction for advanced students.
approval and in-plant inspection for modular homes destined for interstate
shipment remains duplicative and inefficient. ... to product design, matching it to
market demand and factory capability; (b) adoption of innovative factory
Author: Andrew T. Carswell
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Category: Political Science
Since publication of the groundbreaking Encyclopedia of Housing in 1998, many issues have assumed special prominence within this field and, indeed, within the global economy. For instance, the global economic meltdown was spurred in large part by the worst subprime mortgage crisis we’ve seen in our history. On a more positive note, the sustainability movement and “green” development has picked up considerable steam and, given the priorities and initiatives of the current U.S. administration, this will only grow in importance, and increased attention has been given in recent years to the topic of indoor air quality. Within the past decade, as well, the Baby Boom Generation began its march into retirement and senior citizenship, which will have increasingly broad implications for retirement communities and housing, assisted living facilities, aging in place, livable communities, universal design, and the like. Finally, within the last twelve years an emerging generation of young scholars has been making significant contributions to the field. For all these reasons and more, we are pleased to present a significantly updated and expanded Second Edition of The Encyclopedia of Housing.
MODULAR HOUSING PLANT MANAGER Major modular housing manufacturer
is presently building its new 200,000 sq. ft. ... equipment and truss plate
salesmen, truss yard managers, and engineers with truss design and take off
For plans got to the factory floor . years , we ' ve dreamed about building a post -
Due to width limits on most U . S . roads ... For example , to design the 15 - ft .
open spaces in the timber - frame homes by 20 - ft . master bedroom , one module ...
This makes the production plant design of a manufactured housing facility a
unique problem . ... implies that the facility producing home - units should be able
to produce other forms of industrial housing elements , like modules , panel etc.
The problem is , modular home building is Nashua Homes plant ( “ Building
mostly 10- and 12 - foot wides for park a ... To position modulars as a viable
mainstream housing of their people , their design and quality control were
Big Steel's Operation Breakthrough entry failed to win, but the company still plans
to develop its designs for factory-built housing. A new factory in Florida is turning
out modular hotel rooms and housing units for Disney World. Of all the products ...
... to follow the principle of modular measure “ in order that the housing may be
built by conventional construction , on - site fabrication , factory precutting ...
Congress wanted competitive bidding on military housing and knew that prefabbers would be rough competition . By designing the homes so prefab
companies could bid , said the Congress , “ open and free competition will be
assured for all building ...
It utilizes a factory produced reinforced concrete panel system , which is
applicable to all housing types except single ... CE * General Electric Company ,
Philadelphia , Pa . , proposed to design and develop a comprehensive , highly
flexible housing system and manufacture major sub ... Home Building
Corporation , Sedalia , Mo . , proposes a construction system which utilizes factory built modular units ...
Author: Standard and Poor's CorporationPublish On: 1972
The program involves 22 concerns , producing a variety of homes for nine sites
around the country , and is expected to be virtually finished by the end of 1972. ...
The main problem in modular production is regulating factory output to on - site
demand and , within that context , providing an end product ... Production takes a
multitude of forms , employing a variety of systems , designs , and raw materials .
The home manufacturing segment designs and manufactures a wide range of homes with a focus on serving the low- to ... In addition , it produces multi -
section modular homes , which are constructed to either local or regional building
A modular unit , Dally says , is not a factory produced individual dwelling , but a
product designed to be manufactured . Designing a salable product The
traditional architect also runs into other problems in designing modules . Not only
Write for more information : Heritage Log Homes P.O. Box 610– PB - 8 Gatlinburg
, TN 37738 Modular Home Building For ... Semiconductor International Manufacturing Industries Group Appliance Manufacturing CPI Purchasing Design
A Resource Guide to Alternative and Factory-built Homes, New Technologies,
and the Owner-builder Option Grant Burns ... 000 " 313 “ Danish Modular : In
Europe , Prefabricated or Modular Housing Connotes Quality Design and
Author: Grant Burns
Publisher: McFarland & Company Incorporated Pub
Subtitled: a resource guide to alternative and factory-built homes, new technologies, and the owner-builder option. A thoroughly annotated bibliography of books (350 entries) on various types of homes, home- building, financing, and a directory of resources--periodicals, schools, manufacturers, organizations. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
These are constructed from factory - built , three - dimensional modular service
cores that serve iwo living units . ... Aluminum Company of Arpenca , Pitsburgh ,
Urban Design Askoyelales , archis Pilisburgh Ryan Homes , Pitburch . llrban ...
Exploded drawing above shows the Unicom method of construction , a system
using strict modular co - ordination ... of the information they supply will be
applied to the mechanisation of in - situ processes , on site factory for the
production of medium ... The Unicom method of house construction - sponsored
by the National Lumber Manufacturers ' Association — is based on co - ordinated modular design .
Industrialized housing makes housing components , housing modules , and housing units by assembly line techniques ... Its objective also is to put an end to
the seasonality of home building by making it possible to produce housing in
good weather or bad , inside a factory , free ... Not only does it produce homes on
an assembly line , it also designs them , plans the sites to which they are
delivered , and ...
Factory - based production systems , which replace many of the tasks formerly
done at the construction site , can reduce overall costs . Computers can help
home buyers to design housing that matches their unique tastes and needs . ...
includes a range of housing products from components like prehung windows
and doors , to wall segments , to three - dimensional sections of modular houses . Factory ...