MODULAR GENERAL CONTRACTOR CHALLENGES DISCRIMINATION FROM CITY OFFICIALS IN GAINESVILLE GEORGIA GOVERNER PERDUE MAKES CHANGES TO LAWS.
MODULAR GENERAL CONTRACTOR CHALLENGES DISCRIMINATION FROM CITY OFFICIALS IN GAINESVILLE GEORGIA GOVERNER PERDUE MAKES CHANGES TO LAWS.FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Despite urging from the Georgia Department of Community Affairs to protect systems-built home construction, Gainesville city officials turned their backsBy Donita Carter
GAINESVILLE, GA - “Troublemaker” is one name Gainesville city officials could call the CEO of Building Systems Network, Grant Smereczynsky. Others who know him and support his efforts in bringing new building technologies to the public and commercial markets and attempting to exercise protection provided by Georgia law for systems-built (industrialized) homes, call him a “rebel with a cause.”
While BSN’s CEO was trying to level the playing field for site-built and systems-built homes, he was coming up against UN constitutional and discriminatory rulings, which have resulted in one option: Smereczynsky was down to fighting Gainesville City Hall. Well the fight is over and it’s 100% official our Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue has officially signed a revised and clearer form of the current housing law so even the City of Gainesville GA can understand it now. GA House Bill 516 was signed and officially became LAW on May 20th 2010 the revised rules allow Modular built Industrlized products an even playing field with its site built product.
“Understand the modular product is very important and should be a choice that every consumer makes The Taliban government that our armed forces dismantled in Afghanistan was told its residents how to dress, eat, worship and spend their free time. But not even the fundamentalist mullahs forbid certain kinds of housing. But that’s what the City of Gainesville, Georgia had done in their Taliban-like wisdom, by outlawing modular construction in residential areas-thereby depriving its residents of a faster, less expensive and better way to build but no more says Smereczynsky”
Modular construction is built, inspected and quality certified in factories, using the latest computer-aided tools and technology. They are then transported to the job site and erected on a permanent foundation in as little as a day using a crane, a far less disruptive process than site building
Modular construction arrives on the building site up to 85% complete. This can shave the construction cycle time by more than two-thirds when compared to building on site the old fashioned way. Consumers are able to move into their new home just two or three months after signing a contract, dramatically reducing interest on construction financing and adding predictability to what is often an unpredictable process.
Less construction time and less construction cost because each module, or section, is built in a factory, which can order supplies in bulk. Plus, a secure factory setting cuts back on theft of materials from sites, which can account for about 3 percent of construction costs.
Sturdy construction is required because modules can be trucked for miles on less-than-perfect roads and should arrive undamaged. Modules typically use 4-by-6 boards, and the Sheetrock is glued and screwed.
Factory construction gives modular homes a solid green pedigree. They are well insulated, they can be positioned on the building site to benefit from passive solar energy and they routinely meet Energy StarTM requirements, a government program to reduce energy costs by 30% (and reduce consumer utility costs dramatically).
This sustainable stance is augmented with little job site waste, reduced cleanup costs and less waste in your local landfill. Contrast this with traditional site building and its requirement for multiple trips to the site by contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers and building inspectors, which increases traffic, air pollution and the emission of green house gasses. Plus, site builders generate an average of 8,000 pounds of waste per home, according to the National Association of Home Builders, that goes directly into your local landfill.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) confirmed that modular homes withstood a hurricane far better than site built housing. In its report “Building Performance: Hurricane Andrew in Florida,” assessment teams from FEMA concluded that modular homes withstood the 131-155 mph winds of the Category 4 storm in August of ‘92 far better than site built housing.
“Overall, relatively minimal structural damage was noted in modular housing developments. The module-to-module combination of units appears to have provided an inherently rigid system that performed much better than conventional residential framing. This was evident in both the transverse and longitudinal directions of the modular buildings,” according to the report.
So now you can make the choices that this country allows and looking into the benefits of Modular construction is a OK even in Gainesville Ga. For more information on modular products look into http://www.buildingsystemsystemsnetwork.com/