16 Oct '15, 4pm
Modular Housing for the Homeless of Dublin
The main arguments for use of modular houses as housing for the homeless is that the factory-assembly of the components reduces the build time to mere days, as in some cases over 90 percent of the home can be completed off site. This also improves the accuracy of the build, while assuming better quality and consistency. Since the on-site work is minimized, the construction process is also safer, while the costs of construction are reduced due to the mass production nature of the process. According to DHRE a 20-unit housing development could be erected in as little as 6-8 weeks, and one of the providers even claims that they could complete up to eight units per day.