Accession Number : ADA180001

Title :   Three-Year Summary of Fort Irwin, California, Family Housing Comparison Test: Operation and Maintenance Costs of Manufactured versus Conventionally Built Units.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept.,

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

Personal Author(s) : Neathammer,Robert D

PDF Url : ADA180001

Report Date : Apr 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : Congress directed the construction of 200 units of manufactured/factory-built housing ar Fort Irwin, CA, in 1982 to see if this method of construction will cost less than conventional housing yet still provide durable housing commensurate with contemporary housing standards. To compare these two types of construction properly, DOD must reliable identify O&M costs and user satisfaction. Differences in O&M costs must be identified and the reasons for those differences determined. This is the third of four interim reports on the progress of the study. USA-CERL will provide a yearly summary for each of FY84-FY87. A final report covering the first 5 years of O&M costs will be written at the end of FY88. No conclusions or inferences should be made as to which type of construction has the lowest O&M costs until the final 5-year summary is complete. Keywords: Housing(Dwellings); Cost analysis; Modular construction; Prefabricated buildings.

Descriptors :   *COST ANALYSIS, *HOUSING(DWELLINGS), CALIFORNIA, COMPARISON, MODULAR CONSTRUCTION, CONSTRUCTION, COSTS, MAINTENANCE, PREFABRICATED BUILDINGS, FAMILY MEMBERS

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE