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Sekisui Heim

Liverpool Site
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Frances Galbraith

on 27 April 2010

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Objectives Is Sekisui Heim an efficient method of build? How effective is it? Introduction to Liverpool Site The site in Ponsonby street, Liverpool is 11440 m2. It is located in a multi-cultural community.
Neighbouring the site is a community school and a church.
The plans for this site is to develop a multi-cultural community consisting of both flats and houses.
The site development strategies is to provide the community with afforadble and a high quilty accommodation. Sekisui Heim After consideration it seemed appropriate to use the Sekisui Heim method of build for the Ponsonby street development.
The Sekisui Heim is a modular housing company based in Japan.
Laing O'Rourke a UK builder has taking a keen interest in the company and is opening a UK based factory in Nottinghamshire. Sekisui Heim A class of houses is designed by Sekisui architects. Instances of the houses can be constructed out of modules called “units”. The units come in 6 sizes that are designed to be transportable on trucks. A room can be of any size as long as it can be configured from the units. The external walls can be made from a variety of different materials such as stucco, hardware, and cement. The customer can design a house to suit his/her desires and needs.
Out of the two months assigned to a project, 40 days are allocated for on-site work – from ground breaking to completion, with a five man crew. More than 80% of the house is built in a factory.
Advantages Cost:Modular Homes typically are less work than site built homes.
Quality Control: because 80% of the home is completed in a factory, a modular home is built under controlled conditions and strict quality control standards.
Speed: Modular homes are completed a lot quicker than site build homes and weather doesn't slow the build process down. Disadvantages Past Opinions: Modular homes of the past developed a negative sterotype because of their lower cost and the tendency for their value to depreciate more quickly than site build homes.
Transport: Some believe the process of transporting manufactured homes results in a reduction of the stability of the structure.
Refinance: Modular homes can also be difficult to refinance when certain segments are not placed on a permanent foundation. Conclusion Is the Sekisui Heim an efficient method of build?

How effective is it? Sekisui Heim Frances Galbraith
0915909 A unit technology has been developed to manufacture 80% of a Heim frame structure house in factories. This frame structure refers to a framework with integrated beams and posts, which is used to support a building. This is a structure used for high-rise buildings and since the posts and beams counterbalance external forces, the structure can provide a wide space.
Heim can ensure both high reliability and a flexible design by manufacturing the units in factories. Unit Technology Durability Performance
For Heim frame structure units, a 100mm or 120mm square steel tube for the posts, a 200mm square steel tube for the beams and a 150mm nonflexible steel tube for the floor beams are used. The steel is SS400 steel with strength and flexibility, usable for high-rise buildings. External Walls Heim uses ceramic tiles for external walls to enhance the durability and waterproofing properties. For these purposes, ceramic tiles are adhered to waterproofed SFC boards with waterproofed elastic epoxy adhesive, thus eliminating pointed joints. Tiles are fixed in place in the factory to maintain constant performance quality. This may considerably reduce the amount of maintenance work, such as waterproofing and repainting, which may be required. Roofing Materials For the flat roof type Heim uses a hyper dulatic roof, which has extended durability and high weather resistance. They use a stainless steel roofing material that is also used for domed buildings and large constructions. This material has a corrosion resistance about 4 times higher than the ordinary stainless steel used for exterior members.

For a sloped roof Heim also have high durability ceramic roof tile. Their tile batters are made of plastics to meet the durability specifications. The brick roofing material is resistant to shock and the base material can be used for more than 40 years though it requires repainting every 20 to 30 years.
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