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Mobile, Manufactured, Modular, & Systems Built . . . what are the differences?

So lets talk about just what Systems Built Construction is and what some of the key features that distinguish this method from previous generations of factory construction and other methods of construction like traditional stick building.

Mobile homes were the first generation of offsite construction. These models were built on a steel frame, wheeled to a future “home” and then sometimes the wheels were taken off and other times not. They were not built to IBC or UBC codes and there was no customization, minimal upgrades, and the tell tale sign . . . a FLAT ROOF.

From there the industry evolved into MANFACTURED homes.
Hill Mobile Home
Manufactured homes started to incorporate in some asthetic elements like pitched roofs, small dormers, and semi-custom interiors. These were still built to a HUD code on a steel chassis.
 
Once again the technology evolved into MODULAR homes.
Manufactured home
 
Modular was the biggest step forward for the industry as these homes were constructed to the SAME codes as traditional buildings. In addition the process was highly customizable, very flexible, and sat on a traditional concrete foundation.
 
That takes us to Systems Built Construction.
Modular 
 In looking at Systems Built construction there are some key elements that stand out for me as obvious benefits to this method of construction:
 
Systems Built modules are constructed in a temperature and climate controlled environment. Where they can be up to 90% complete when shipped from the offsite construction facility to your project site. This includes all MEP systems, lights, toilets, counters, doors, windows, trim, and cabinets. A specific distinction is the ability to customize the interior and exterior finishes along with the ability to configure multiple floorplans and multiple levels
 
Next blog we can look at some of the unique features of Systems Built Technology:

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Posted by Nic Stover at 3/15/2008 9:49:00 PM
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