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Advantages of building Prefab right sized homes

GBCI: 0920011556

Misconceptions about prefab, advantages of using prefab and the advantages of building small.
Eligible for 1 CE HOUR.
  • 1 CE

  • LU/HSW

LEED version: v4, v2009

Published on: December 27, 2016

Average: 3.9 (7 votes)
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This will review some of the misconceptions about prefab, advantages of using prefab and the advantages of building small with examples of some of those from my current book – Fabulous Small Houses.

Objectives

  1. Basic understanding of what prefab homes are compared to site built
  2. Learn what are the various types of prefab designs are available for healthier housing
  3. Know the environmental and material advantages of prefab housing
  4. Learn the basics of right-sized housing which increases energy efficiency without sacrificing comfort
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Engineer, Smith Miller & Associates
4

Don't work on prefab houses but it was good to hear about that.

AIT, RFA
4

Goid

4
Project Architect, AECOM
1

Too many "ummmms". Too many statements regarding the cost efficiencies of prefab, ie the home owner not paying for a dumpster for waste ($100-$300) and not paying for waste. The prefab company is not going to absorb the cost of waste material. Yes some may be reused or recycled, but the prefab company will pass on all material costs to the owner, including cutoffs, and unused crap material, which still exists in prefab.

Project Architect, AECOM
1

Too many "ummmms". Too many statements regarding the cost efficiencies of prefab, ie the home owner not paying for a dumpster for waste ($100-$300) and not paying for waste. The prefab company is not going to absorb the cost of waste material. Yes some may be reused or recycled, but the prefab company will pass on all material costs to the owner, including cutoffs, and unused crap material, which still exists in prefab.

BIM COORDINATOR, BAKER ELECTRIC AND SOLAR
5

Great topic, great information.

BIM COORDINATOR, BAKER ELECTRIC AND SOLAR
5

Great topic, great information.

Project Manager, Rudolph & Sletten, Inc.
5

Very interesting, informative, and great examples of beautiful architecture.

Principal, Senior Sustainability and Building Science Specialist, Morrison Hershfield Corporation
Pro Reviewer
4

The course gives a great general overview of prefab homes and discusses some of the myths that are sometimes associated with prefab construction. The presenter goes through several advantages of prefab home construction vs site built homes, both from a quality and environmentally friendly / efficient perspectives.

The presenter goes through a lot of amazing real world examples of prefab homes, showing the various types of prefab construction and interesting features related to each home on projects in different parts of the world.

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