Accession Number : AD0732853

Title :   Study on the Potential use of Industrialized Building for the Department of the Army. Volume 1: Summary

Descriptive Note : Final rept.

Corporate Author : CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN IL

Personal Author(s) : Bagby, D G ; Dinnat, Robert M ; Moyer, Christopher A

PDF Url : AD0732853

Report Date : Aug 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : The study had six principal objectives: To provide background information on the history, characteristics and direction of industrialized building; To measure and document the present capabilities of the industrialized building; To identify industrialized building systems suitable for employment in the Army's military construction program; To suggest locations where industrialized building is likely to be most economical; To identify and discuss possible procurement and implementation procedures; and To provide comparisons between conventional and industrialized construction costs and construction durations. The number was ascertained of the firms within the continental United States which evidenced the requisite design, procurement policies, and production capabilities to meet immediate military construction needs. Additional firm products were tabulated that were suitable for use in selected building types in particular geographical regions. Joint purchasing consortiums with some civilian agencies proximate to military installations are noted as possible during the intermediate range MCA Program. Cost comparisons are made.

Descriptors :   *ARMY, *PREFABRICATED BUILDINGS, ARMY PROCUREMENT, CONSTRUCTION, CORRELATION TECHNIQUES, COST EFFECTIVENESS, INDUSTRIES, SYSTEMS ENGINEERING

Subject Categories : Structural Engineering and Building Technology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE