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Why we need a design code for modular homes


Not sure exactly what is being suggested in this article. Am I correct in assuming it is a plea for yet more uniformity in the design of boxy horrors more suited to the housing of fowl?? Off-site assembly IMO is not the way to go. Given that modular housing must, of necessity, be of timber construction, far better would be the remote cutting of constituent parts and assembly on site. I know!! I know!! The howls will go up about a skills shortage. What skills, I must ask? It takes precious little training to get an employee up to speed banging together pre-cut parts; scarcely more to cobble together a crew proficient in modern drywall techniques. As to creating building codes adaptive to modular homes; I would suggest those structures should be built to comply with the IBC(International Building Code) And, while we're at it - ditch the Building Regulations and adopt the IRC in its entirety.

Posted date

10 October, 2017

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