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Why Prefabrication Is The Future Of The Construction Industry

Ultimately, prefabrication is already here and been around for decades., but there is little doubt that prefabrication is the future of construction and the construction industry.

Just now are we realizing the incredible benefits of prefabrication.

Improvements in technology and sophisticated tooling along with rising wages are driving the industry to prefabricate as much as possible.

First, let’s make some distinctions.

When the industry talks about “pre-manufactured” housing, that is different than prefabricated.

Pre-manufactured housing is completely built in the factory. Maybe it is delivered in 2 halves, but it is complete with finishes.

This style of unit is restricted by the sizes that can be driven down the road and under bridges and delivered to easy access lots only.

This means a pretty restricted product.

Examples include the classic double-wide trailer, the container house, and a myriad of other units no wider than 8′ and no taller than 12′.

Meanwhile, Prefabrication is a way of prepping materials so that they can be easily assembled once delivered.

Q Cabin Steel wall cavity

The components fall under the same road rules for delivery but the end product can be as large as a skyscraper.

In fact, today’s skyscrapers are frequently built using prefabrication techniques.

With the help of technology, CAD details can flow directly from Architects and Engineers desks to the factory floor where CNC machines can directly fabricate components to fit seamlessly with adjacent components.

The Q Cabin Kits may not be that sophisticated yet, but the concepts are all still there.

We prefabricate components in our shop for easy, precise, installation in the field.

This makes our homes capable of unlimited size and incredible creative freedom while being cost effective to erect and finish.

Let’s use the installation of a second story window in a prefabricated Q Cabin Kit versus a conventionally framed home as the example of why.

First, I want to tell you the answer.  The answer is money.Prefabricated window installation

So, in the conventionally framed home the first order of business would be to fetch the window.

It is likely down at street level somewhere and so you take a laborer with you and you identify the window and shag it up flights of stairs and into the room where it belongs.

Break time.

After catching your breath you attempt to thread the window diagonally through it’s framed opening, holding it 20′ above the ground and pulling it back into the opening without dropping it to the dirt below.

Stressful.

Next you must lean out the window and look back at the wall to find the fastening locations.

Easy at the sill location but not the ones on the top of the window.

Maybe just skip those.

Maybe though, you have spent thousand of dollars and you have a scaffold system set up on the outside.

Now you climb out the window scuffing the sill with your hammer as you exit onto the scaffold.

You have your assistant hand you all the tools and materials needed to attach and flash the window.

You stretch to take accurate measurements for the flashing but you cut the piece and it is too short.

Oh well, no on will see it from that height anyway.

Total time invested 1.5 man hours.  Time to go back for another one.

A prefabricated Q Cabin Kit is quite the different experience.

Two workers grab the window from the adjacent stockpile, lay it in the hole at waist level, fasten the window using their weight instead of their shoulder, and finally place the flashing around the easily reachable window from a comfortable table top level.

Total time invested 2 men 10 minutes or .33 man hours.

That is over 75% more efficient than the field installed window.

There are no mistakes from the fear of heights, there are no twisted back muscles, there are no hassles.

It is easy to install a window perfect every time.

The example of the second story window is just one activity in a long list of activities that are streamlined in the Q Cabin Kit factory that improve the overall project duration of your home.

That is why a 1,400 sqft Q Cabin Kit, fully roofed with the exterior dried in, takes 1 week versus the conventional stick built version at 4 weeks.

Time is money and money is saved with a Q Cabin Kit.

That is why prefabrication is the future of construction.

Faster, better, cheaper – A Q Cabin Kit offers all 3.

Are you ready to get started? It’s simple.

Send me an email HERE or give me, Vern, a call today at (415) 533-7094.

A finished Q Cabin

 

Rebuild Quickly and Affordably With Q Cabins

Last time you heard from me we talked about the fire resistant features of the Q Cabins, and why that is so important.

Today I want to get a little more local.

Were you impacted by the 2017 fires? Do you have family or friends that were impacted by the fires?

It doesn’t even need to be the recent fires. Landslides? Fires from a few years back?

I’m asking because the Q Cabin Kits are likely your best option to get back into a home and rebuild quickly and affordably.

A completed Q Cabin home is under $275/sqft and can be completed faster than traditional stick built homes.

Design Horizons is here to handle your permit coordination and provide construction estimates to get your project moving.

We are a licensed California contractor (Design Horizons CA #812762) and we have crews available to start your foundation immediately.

A Q Cabin will give you the peace of mind that you will never suffer a total loss again from fire. Q Cabin homes are non-combustible.

If you know of anyone who has the need or the want to build or rebuild quickly, they need to see this and learn more about our great product.

Please forward this on to them.

To learn more about all of the great benefits of Q Cabins and how you can rest easy with your investment, visit out the Home page HERE or go ahead and give me – Vern – a call now at (415) 533-7094 and I’ll be happy to answer any and all questions you might have.

If you prefer, you can also send me an email HERE.

And this is not JUST for those who have suffered loss.

Q Cabins are perfect for anyone who has some land and wants to quickly and efficiently build a home that is environmentally friendly and will last a lifetime. Or longer.