INTRODUCTION “QUIKIEHOME” has pioneered a unique methodology for delivery “on site” of a residential structure using robotics contained in the “QUIKIEHOME-MAKER” portable factory to combine aromatic copolymer, steel supports and steel mesh, and aggregate interior and exterior facings. Originally intended as a delivery means to the “next generation” of construction technology to deal with environmental risks,
The damage from hurricanes, tornadoes, floods and fire are convincing indicators that there is no limit to use for producing individual residential structures or new construction of grouped residential structures for conversion of raw land into large numbers of salable or rental revenue streams.
Disasters require damaged structures to be rebuilt in large numbers rapidly, efficiently, and economically. The widespread destruction by “Superstorm Sandy” confirms the need for alternatives to existing construction methods that can deliver large numbers of structures with immediacy and withstand recurring environmental risks and hazards. This need has encouraged the development of automated “on site” construction methods within the scope of satisfying building and zoning requirements. To prove the viability of the “QUIKIEHOME” process, two production models were built in Texas: one at ground level and the other on a proprietary column system.
In the aftermath of “Hurricane Ike” the “QUIKIEHOME” structure remained intact amid widespread devastation of surrounding homes.
The report of a FEMA consultant to a MAT team surveying the damage clearly confirms the structural ability of the “QUIKIEHOME” system as the “next generation” of construction technology.
REPORT PREPARED FOR A â€œMATâ€? TEAM
(With permission of the preparer)
There are several unique aspects to construction that relate to sustainability. The first is the efficiency of the structural system. It combines concrete and steel into a highly efficient hybrid system. In addition, it adds insulation to the core area and this configuration is considered to be one of the best insulating configurations according to the studies done by the Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
Secondly, the system uses recycled material during construction and, potentially, can be (completely) recycled following destruction of the house at the end of its life cycle. Lastly, the system provides a very durable hazard-resistant house with an expected long life cycle. Each aspect is described below.
Efficient use of materials during construction: The house is constructed with structurally efficient use of aggregate. Aggregate is used where it is needed most in compression, and steel is used where it is needed most for tensile strength. The minimal use of materials in strategic locations produces a structurally efficient composite panel.
The building is air tight, which gives it strong thermal properties.
The systems monolithic construction without penetrations, exposed joints, or minimally interrupted insulation results in reduced air infiltration and exfiltration that increases the thermal performance of the structure. This lack of breaks in the exterior wall envelope makes a very tight structure and the conditioned space, or naturally cooled space, remains cool
without transfer of cool air to the hot outside air. ď‚§
The thermal mass and the dynamic properties. Use of recycled materials in construction: Use of fly ash, (the waste product of burning coal): There are two thin shells of concrete used during construction. The normal mixture for Portland cement of 1 part cement to 4 parts sand can be
reduced by 30 to 50 percent. The addition of fly ash has excellent performance characteristics including improved hydration, reduction of shrinkage cracks, and workability on the wall.
Steel wire truss (interior of wall): Typical recycled content of ASTM A-82 wire ranges from 30 percent to 80 percent. The actual content can be verified by the wire mill certifications when required. Expanded aromatic copolymer:
Expanded aromatic copolymer in the (production model) house is 35 percent recycled material from manufacturing processes. It is made from post-production waste such as excess trim left over during the manufacturing process of other items. The waste materials are reground into this product and included. In some cases, it can be composed of 100 percent recycled material. Wood used during construction for form work
The wood is reused in the construction of other projects and recycled after its useful life. Total Recycling of house: If this construction system were used on a large scale it could be recycled at the end of its life cycle by grinding up the structure and magnetically removing the wire. The remaining aggregate could be reground and reused. The expanded aromatic copolymer could be recycled by floating â€œitâ€? out of the mix.
Longevity of Building Materials and Hazard Resistance: Durable construction with a long life cycle The aggregate encasing the panels is forecasted (by the maker) to have a100-year durability.
The extensive flood damage to the States of Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, New York, New Jersey, and Alaska confirm the need of a more immediate solution to the rebuilding process then can be addressed by conventional â€œstick builtâ€? methods.
Flood damage to residential and commercial structures while destroying the structure usually leaves the foundations intact. With the damaged structure removed and necessary evaluation and redefining of the existing foundation, replacement of the structure using the â€œQUIKIEHOMEâ€? system can be accomplished in short order.
Within the confines of the need for a limited time-frame to provide suitable replacement housing, during which the existing damaged residential structures contaminated by water damage and mold must be removed before any replacement construction is possible, the portion of the population suffering from lack of suitable housing is always faced with the extensive challenge of both survival and interaction with the necessary financial burdens and rebuilding.
Given the normal average of six months to rebuild using “stick built” methods, even if the materials and skilled labor were instantly available, the ability of the “QUIKIEHOME” system to construct a 1500 square foot residential structure within 14 days using unskilled labor at a modest cost offers a unique replacement solution. The timeframe to construct an entire community is also drastically shortened with the “QUIKIEHOME” system.
During the reconstruction process, there is also the necessary consideration of available funding either from insurers or lending institutions to finance the rebuilding process. Although some of those affected may be able to avail themselves of suitable private or public sector insurance, provided they continued to renew the premiums to deliver the necessary financial benefits, generally such insurance provides only a portion of the rebuilding expense. Financially damaged by the disaster, rebuilding efforts are typically hampered and often those damaged choose to abandon the property and seek a lower standard of living elsewhere.
Even with the financial ability, the lack of construction materials, licensed tradespersons, and replacement structures rebuilt in keeping with necessary upgraded building codes represents a substantial financial and time burden many choose to avoid. The â€œQUIKIEHOMEâ€? system offers a clearly defined method for reproducing affordable
housing in the wake of disasters and delivers a viable short-term ability to quickly rebuild communities. Developments in construction techniques, particularly those taking advantage of nontraditional materials and application of â€œnext generationâ€? technology represent a methodology for drastically shortening the rebuilding process and lessening the replacement cost factors and the burden on those in need.
By using the “on-site” advantage to deliver this building method, there are a number of significant advantages over conventional methods that replace the original structures: • Efficient, Scalable Production: Innovative hybrid field / factory production system can be deployed rapidly in damage-troubled areas to provide the capability to efficiently scale production across a broad range from single structures to large groups in a development configuration. • Rapid Build: The mobile production capability, factory automation contained in an over-the-road or rail platform, and advanced supply chain management provide for control of both construction lead times and completion times measured in weeks rather than months.
â€˘ Economical: The structures are costcompetitive with conventional (stick-build) systems. Factory production of interior modules containing kitchen and bathroom elements components provides additional efficiencies, lowering costs while maintaining higher quality.
â€˘ Customizable: The hybrid build system can efficiently be utilized to produce singlefamily homes, apartment buildings, and commercial structures with exterior shell and interior components customized to match local cosmetic design needs.
• Quality Assured: Integration of quality management and assurance is fully integrated into the production system to meet ASTM, ACI, and ISO quality management standards • Reduced Environmental Risk: The structures resist environmental risks from hurricanes, tornadoes, fires, floods, and insect infestation. • Lower Cost of Insurance Claims and Ownership: The combination of a durable structured exterior shell with engineered interior components delivers greatly reduced maintenance and ownership costs.
• Energy Efficient: Superior thermal characteristics, and high thermal mass, stabilizes interior temperatures and dramatically reduces heating and cooling costs. • Lower Insurance Costs: in certain areas, in contrast to stick built homes, the reduction in risk from environmental disaster suggests establishing specialized insurance programs that will reduce homeowner premiums. All these make “QUIKIEHOME the obvious choice for structure replacement.
SUMMARY Guided by the precepts that developments in design and construction should include the conservation of resources during operations and protection of occupants’ health, well being, and productivity, “QUIKIEHOME” develops highperformance, energy-efficient structures. They provide affordable occupant comfort and well-being while minimizing environmental impacts and reduced the operating costs associated with electricity, heating fuel, and water.
“QUIKIEHOME INDUSTRIES encourages local, State, and Federal government entities to consider it as an alternate solution to overcome home replacement for population members displaced by flooding which is fundamentally better building to resist any subsequent flooding. The comfortable, efficient, appealing design is also ultimately more profitable to construct due to the application of the “QUIKIEHOME” technology. “Next Generation” technical developments have enabled us to shoulder the “on-site” construction of approximately 1500 square foot individual residential housing units within a drastically shortened timeframe. Whether simply a duplicate or interpretation of the original structure or an upgrade incorporating supplemental solar power (photovoltaic) system, LED lighting alternative to incandescent, rainwater
accumulator serving a hydroponic vegetable growing capability, and other sustainable “greening” aspects included as options, the “QUIKIEHOME” construction system produces an extremely efficient structure which delivers lower energy utility costs then any conventional counterpart. The use of more durable material results in the ability of “QUIKIEHOME” construction to deliver reduced replacement cost and provides additional life-cycle financial benefits. The evidence developed from construction of the initial production model in Texas and a subsequent production model version atop a proprietary column system confirmed specific unique ability. “QUIKIEHOME” structures were easily able to withstand substantial wind loading and subsequent flooding. With extremely low energy operational cost and the advantages of the central
copolymer core’s HAVAC coefficient making it a beneficial heating and cooling housing solution, “QUIKIEHOME” offers the ability to drastically shorten the time to reestablish communities and benefit those displaced. Using a combination of copolymer and aggregate substrate to produce the structural shell, “QUIKIEHOME” structures are produced in an “over-the-road” or “byrail” (intermodal) transportable platform containing a proprietary system for producing the complete residential shell from interlocking wall sections in an average fourteen (14) day timeframe. In addition to the drastically short construction time, “QUIKIEHOME” construction employs unskilled labor drawn from the displaced population, providing both a short term return to housing normalcy and a financially supportive labor
revenue stream for those displaced when they need it the most. The resulting “QUIKIEHOME” residential structure is firmly mounted to the existing foundation after “scraping” removal of the original damaged structure, makings use of the existing utility connectivity in the foundation, and incorporating substantial resistance advantages which overcome subsequent flooding. “QUIKIEHOME” walls are water, fire, and termite resistant and appear as any other form of construction.
“QUIKIEHOME” interior and exterior walls appearance aspects can be cast during the constructive process or applied in the postfinishing phase to suit making the “QUIKIEHOME” solution compatible with and easily able to match other affordable community approaches.
Improvement of the “QUIKIEHOME” shell using either owner provided or subcontractor labor to install wood flooring, carpet, or attach paneling or brick, stone, or other veneer, together with other options is easily accomplished. Upgrading the structure using conventional interior finishing for floor, walls and ceilings completes the construction process and upgrading builder’s fixtures to those more cosmetic are applied as the owner wishes. Evidence of its viability to withstand a repeat of the current cause of destruction is easily confirmed. Both the primary production model and subsequent production model on our proprietary design columns proved their resistance to the effects of damage caused by “Mother Nature” and thoroughly substantiates the
viability of the “QUIKIEHOME” constructive process. The only limit to what can be built is your imagination. All manner of designs are easily produced to meet the cosmetic requirements of individual owners or the communities in which they are built. As examples, “QUIKIEHOME” duplicates standard designs to exactly meet visual expectations regardless of style.
OPERATIONAL DELIVERY Housed in a dual-mode aerodynamic over the road trailer design, the “QUIKIEHOMEMAKER” housing technology “factory” is EPA Smartway Approved. It provides the flexibility of highway transportation movement with the efficiency of rail using a changeable-“footprint” function. It delivers the ongoing process capability to
consistently produce defect free material (zero defect target), and parts to complete 1500 square foot residential shells “on site” in 14 days at a modest per foot cost factor. The major advantage of unskilled labor utilization and completion aspects by the owner or local subcontractor greatly shortens the time constraint for housing owners or renters. This also provides vast savings on financing carrying charges when compared to “stick built” construction times. The proprietary process and equipment contained in the “QUIKIEHOME-MAKER” (machinery, tools, fixtures, etc.) yield components with fit, form and function that ensure a continued quality resultant. The ability to produce the entire structure “on
siteâ€? with exacting quality control limits the possibility of material delivery delay.
COSTS The economy of scale for constructing the shell is solely dependent upon the overall cost of the non-hazardous component materials when applied to an individual unit. The advantages of a predicable labor cost to create the fully extruded structure and the extremely short personnel training period to assemble the structure hardly creates a per unit cost variation Adequate gauges and measuring/testing equipment for process control are included.
THERE ARE ALSO SUBSTANTIAL LABOR AND MATERIAL ADVANTAGES
The key to a successful relationship with a purchaser, be it an individual or contractor or builder is to have specific details upon which the construction process depends.
Each detail of the construction process is clearly defined in the purchase and change orders to insure customer satisfaction.
Each produced unit is delivered to meet â€œstandardâ€? specifications as identified in the completion contract.
Variations developed from customer option selection are included. Basic contract terms stipulate:
a) Structure Capacity (in square footage) b) Capability to meet specifications c) Revision level of drawings / specifications d) Delivery Timing Requirements e) Structure Cost
All contracts reflect specific terms and conditions related to financing, completion, and title transfer.
The â€œQUIKIEHOMEâ€? concept provides a vast advantage to those facing long delays in finding a solution to flooding while temporarily residing in locally-available housing or in temporary structures provided by disaster relief agencies. Benefits also are derived by communities, which can shorten the effect of displaced population members.
The community benefits from “QUIKIEHOME affordable housing because it is a dynamic solution which contributes to maintaining a reason to remain in the area.
JUST SOME OF THE MOST OBVIOUS REASONS FOR CHOOSING THE “QUIKIEHOME” ADVANTAGE: Providing direct economic benefits to the local community, including available work, an increased demand for goods and services which in turn provides increased local employment opportunities Promoting the lowering of housing costs to accommodate affordable meeting of education, health costs, and family values. Encouraging the participation of those from the local community to enhance their
skill base to meet the needs of community rebuilding efforts. Provides a means of encouraging displaced residents to remain in areas which house their personal support networks. THERE ARE ALSO SUBSTANTIAL DIRECT FINANCIAL ADVANTAGES: Offer significant financial incentives to create subsequent mixed-type development and joint ventures to further increase post-disaster population rebuilding. The likelihood that a homeowner will opt for immediate replacement to continue more normal living conditions can easily be a financial advantage to lending institutions and disaster recovery agency financing reductions.
â€œQUIKIEHOMEâ€? has employed the consulting services of the nonprofit Emerging Growth Institute to develop awareness of this potential solution to disaster recovery construction concerns. It has reviewed the credentials of the Management Team, evaluated the existing prototype and production models, conducted interviews with personnel, and confirmed component product viability
claims. Michael Shulman is Chairman of “QUIKIEHOME INDUSTRIES” which has an alliance with a public entity that provides and supervises all aspects of applying “QUIKIEHOME” technology to the construction process. Chairman of the Board. A residential developer for more than 25 years. He is President of a Homebuilders Association. He has developed large-scale residential projects, high-end home tracts, and commercial development projects. President/CEO. President of the Public entity and past President of a Capital Development Group and present owner of a software/business consulting company. Vice President for Technology. An experienced technologist and corporate officer, with over thirty years of experience
as a senior manager across multiple industries, he has provided technology, financial, and logistics consulting services to Fortune 500 companies for more than two decades. Executive Vice President, Manufacturing Technologies. A broadly-based applied physicist, electrical engineer, and research scientist with more than 25 years of professional experience in managing largescale technology development projects for Westinghouse and other major firms. He holds a BS in applied physics from the California Institute of Technology, an MSEE from the University of Maryland, and a PhD in applied physics from UCSD. Director of Construction. With more than 30 years experience in the manufacturing and construction of residential and
commercial structures he is expert in the application of pre-produced SCIPpanels. He directed construction of the two “QUIKIEHOME” production models in Texas. He is an experienced Plant and Industrial Engineer. CONTACT Limited details of project construction techniques and the “QUIKIEHOME” system are available at http://www.quikiehome.com For additional information on “QUIKIEHOME INDUSTRIES” capability and informative materials on the “QUIKIEHOME” technology and how it can be applied to your needs, contact should be directed to
Prof. Michael Shulman, Emerging Growth Institute (407) 880-7919 firstname.lastname@example.org Or to Quikiehome@gmail.com
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