Systems building theory application within the residential housing construction market
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Master of Science
Dauenheimer, Edward G.
Industrialized Building--New Jersey
Modular Construction--New Jersey
Buildings, Prefabricated--New Jersey
Housing Development--New Jersey
The primary purpose of this report is to introduce the economical value in utilizing certain "systems building" applications. In this report I focus on integrated system methodologies that encourage residential building economy and submit such systems as a viable alternative to traditional labor intensive housing construction. The consumer market that could be particularly enhanced by these systems ranges from low income to middle income and the by-product would be classified as "affordable" housing.
This report focuses on the New Jersey real estate market and presents certain prefabricated housing systems as an economical means of meeting the large demand for residential housing. I particularly recommend traditional type wooden modular and component systems and suggest ways of implementing their use into the New Jersey market. I also take the reader through a functional systems analysis exercise and illustrate the resulting functional design.
Throughout this paper I try and touch on many levels of building economy. Particular consideration is given to the following areas: function, cost, quality, value, control, productivity, computer application, and economies of scale.
njit-etd1986-002 (101 pages -- 11,763 KB pdf)
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Front Matter (Title Page, Abstract, Table of Contents, etc. -- 9 pages -- 459 KB pdf)
Chapter I: Introduction (11 pages -- 882 KB pdf)
Chapter II: The Prefabricated Housing Market (8 pages -- 590 KB pdf)
Chapter III: Existing Economical Prefabricated Housing Systems: Wooden "Modulars" and "Components (13 pages -- 988 KB pdf)
Chapter IV: Building Systems design Analysis (14 pages -- 1,763 KB pdf)
Chapter V: Operation Considerations (15 pages -- 1,276 KB pdf)
There is no Chapter VI
Chapter VII: Conclusions (3 pages -- 186 KB pdf)
Appendix 1: "Modular" Home Examples (10 pages -- 1,658 KB pdf)
Appendix 2: Examples of Prefabricated "Components" (9 pages -- 2,716 KB pdf)
Appendix 3: Design Estimator Example (11 pages -- 1,021 KB pdf)
Appendix 4: Community Space Concept (5 pages -- 316 KB pdf)
Bibliography (4 pages -- 347 KB pdf)
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