Accession Number:

AD0840181

Title:

A CONCEPT FOR ALL WEATHER OPERATIONS IN RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

DREXEL INST OF TECH PHILADELPHIA PA DEPT OF ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1968-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

164.0

Abstract:

Statements are presented of problems of residential construction in inclement weather and a summary of the state-of-the-art is given. The make-up of the residential construction industry is reviewed and a list of 23 tasks typical for constructing a residence is presented. Further, the physical and financial impact of weather on the construction process are explored. The use of air-supported shelters for construction shelters is examined. Conclusions are drawn that 1 Use of air-supported shelters offer a better means of achieving all weather construction capability 2 The concept is technically feasible and 3 The concept is economically feasible. Recommendations for additional research are made.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Air Conditioning, Heating, Lighting and Ventilating
  • Structural Engineering and Building Technology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE