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Posted by on Oct 6, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Get to Know American Indian Modular Construction

American Indian Modular Construction: Founding member Adam Geisler has been involved in Native American housing challenges for over 15 years and saw that few contractors understood the needs of reservation housing, as many homes provided were of inferior quality. Adam realized that a Native American Indian General Contractor would be better positioned to understand the financial constraints of building on Reservations as well as the features that would make for a quality home for members. Adam has joined forces in 2013 with industry leader USModular, Inc. to create a General Contracting Company that has over 70 years combined experience in building quality Manufactured Homes, Modular Homes and Prefabricated Buildings. Adam Geisler’s many qualifications include the following: *Adam is designated as the Secretary of the La Jolla Band of Luiseño Indians *Vice Chairman for the Inter Tribal Long Term Recovery Foundation *Director of Housing Management for the All Mission Indian Housing Authority (AMIHA). *Helped Rebuild 39 homes on the La Jolla Reservation near San Diego, CA after the Wildfires of...

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Posted by on Sep 23, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

The New Manufactured Home

Modular Construction is a method of construction, not a building type. It greatly differs from temporary buildings, such as construction trailers or mobile homes. These are custom-designed commercial buildings just like their site-built counterparts. Using modular does not change the design, structural system, or finish materials options available to the owner and architect. The only difference is in the method of construction. After the design is finalized with an architect, construction plans are sent to a factory where the majority of the building is erected. Development team then uses prefabricated elements for as many building components as possible. Everything from walls and mechanical systems to painting and carpet can be completed on the assembly line. The difference is that 60% to 90% of modular buildings are completed offsite in a controlled production environment, including all MEP, fixtures, and interior finishes While modules are assembled at the factory, site work can begin at the same time, such as laying the foundation or prepping utility connections. This greatly decreases the time...

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Posted by on Jul 27, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Building Trend Moves Towards Modular Construction

Building Trend Moves Towards Modular Construction

The Modular Construction Trend continues to increase in popularity for many construction professionals. It involves building important sections of a  structure off-site, usually in a factory-style setting, then assembling those pre-made “modules” on site to create a fully functional structure. There are several benefits of modular construction for both client and contractor, including: Increased availability:  Construction companies are increasingly turning to the modular construction trend for some part of their projects. Some 35 percent of construction companies are incorporating prefabrication into building design, according to information from the management construction firm FMI, cited by reporter Adam Groff on the Construction Global website. FMI also noted 40 percent of firms are using prefabrication and expected to use it more in the future.  Cost savings:  Prefabrication can reduce the cost of a construction project by a significant amount. Since the prefabrication process is less wasteful, material costs are lower. Quicker build times mean reduced labor costs and fewer cost and schedule overruns.Better quality control:   The factory-based process for building prefabricated segments...

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