Two-Year Summary of Fort Irwin, California, Family Housing Comparison Test: Operation and Maintenance Costs of Manufactured Verses Conventionally Built Units.
CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN IL
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Congress directed the construction of 200 units of manufacturedfactory-built housing at Fort Irwin, CA, in 1982 to see if this method of construction will cost less than conventional housing, yet still provide durable housing commensurate with contemporary housing standards. Congress directed the Department of Defense DOD to conduct a fair and reliable study that will compare the operation and maintenance OM costs of manufactured housing to those of conventional housing. DOD will report to Congressional committees on the conditions and parameters under which this test was conducted and the results of the test after it is completed in FY88. To compare these two types of construction properly, DOD must be able to reliably identify OM costs and user satisfaction. In addition, it must be able to identify differences in OM costs and the reasons for those differences. This is the second of four interim reports on the progress of the study. USA-CERL will provide a yearly summary for each of FY84-FY87. A final report covering the first 5 years of OM costs will be written at the end of FY88. No conclusions or inferences should be made as to which type of construction was lowest cost until the final 5-year summary is complete.
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