COST TRENDS OF MASS PRODUCTION AS APPLIED TO 5-10 PSI SHELTERS.
STANFORD RESEARCH INST MENLO PARK CALIF
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The primary objective of the study was to determine the cost reduction potential of mass production techniques applied to 5-10 PSI shelter construction programs. Various industries employing mass production methods in the manufacture of structures or structural components were invited to provide comments pertinent to this research. Reports and studies covering shelter costs were reviewed, and applicable cost data were integrated into the report. The findings of this research indicate that some cost reduction can be achieved by use of mass production techniques where such techniques are applied to shelter construction. However, mass production does not always achieve the magnitude of cost reduction that one might expect from this technique. Author
- Structural Engineering and Building Technology