Accession Number : ADA190017

Title :   Four-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 : ADA190017

Report Date : Feb 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : Congress directed the construction of 200 units of manufactured/factory-built housing at 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. Congress directed the Department of Defense (DOD) to conduct a fair and reliable study that will compare the operation and maintenance (O&M) costs of manufactured housing to those of conventional housing. DOD will report to Congressional committees on the conditions and parameters under which this test was conducted and the results of the test after the housing has been in use for 5 years. To compare these two types of construction properly, DOD must reliably 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 fourth of four interim reports on the progress of the study. USA-CERL will provide a yearly summary for each of FY84-FY88. A final report covering the first 5 years of O&M costs will be written at the end of FY89. 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 projects; Cost analysis; Prefabricated buildings.

Descriptors :   *COST ANALYSIS, *HOUSING(DWELLINGS), *FAMILY MEMBERS, CALIFORNIA, COMPARISON, CONSTRUCTION, COSTS, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, HOUSING PROJECTS, MAINTENANCE, PREFABRICATED BUILDINGS, RELIABILITY, ARMY FACILITIES

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE