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Prefabricated Components, Engineered Wood or Steel Products, or Roof/Floor Trusses

Prefabricated Components, Engineered Wood or Steel Products, or Roof/Floor Trusses

Intent:

Utilizing materials that do not require additional resources and/or onsite assembly optimizes plant manufacturing efficiencies and offers protection from the elements. Less time (site impact) and resources are spent onsite.

Additional Information / How to Implement:

 

 Precut material packages – A precut floor or roof package can be bundled and shipped for sequencing of use in layout and covered to minimize exposure to the elements. Pieces are marked by location on a layout plan that is provided on the blueprint or with the package. Package delivery can be scheduled for just-in-time delivery to minimize site disturbance. Not having to cut or calculate the position of the components of the floor system speeds assembly, eliminates onsite waste, and saves labor. Contractor-focused lumberyards and component manufacturers that supply engineered wood will have the resources to provide this value-added service. Another resource is building material supply dealers who supply steel stud framing packages.

 

 Pre-manufactured component packages – Open-web floor or roof truss packages also benefit from the efficiencies listed above for precut material packages. Because building components can be engineered with 2x4 and 2x6 lumber to perform as capably as wide dimension lumber, components present an opportunity to reduce the resources in a home. Often, the reduced amount of board feet of lumber in the component facilitates easier handling because of the reduced weight.

 

 Panelized construction – Open wall panels, manufactured in a factory, benefit from efficient purchasing and use of materials, automated cutting and fastening methods, and assembly in an environment that is protected from the elements. Panels are custom manufactured and delivered to meet the builder’s schedule. A layout plan aids the carpenter in assembling the walls on site. Using panels can save several days in the critical path of assembly and speed the process of “closing-in” the home.

 

 Modular construction – entire sections of the home are constructed and transported to the site. Modular housing goes further in reducing waste on site, since the unit is delivered to the site 70 to 85% finished. Modules are moved onto a site-built foundation, connected, repaired at common junctions, and tied in to utilities. Homes can be made ready for move-in within one week.

 

 

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