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fabprefab we use broad definitions for the sake of simplicity (and
at the risk of ambiguity). Our goal is to be as jargon-free as possible.
The following diagram is intended to give an overview of the framework we use.
home is a technical term for a structure that was constructed before
June 15, 1976 and meets certain criteria defined by the United States
Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Regulations distinguish
a “mobile home” from a “HUD-code manufactured home”
which is a structure constructed on or after June 15, 1976 and meeting
slightly different criteria than a "mobile home". "mobile
home" is frequently used in the vernacular, even by HUD who often
refer to "manufactured (mobile) homes". Further info here.
= espousing the ideals and aesthetics of Modernism
is one definition of Modernism: " A twentieth-century architectural
style characterized by undecorated rectilinear forms and the use of
glass, steel, and reinforced concrete." Source:
The Collins English Dictionary © 2000 HarperCollins Publishers
are a few examples of pure Modernism at the galinsky.com web site
(a new browser window will open).
Quonset Hut - a prefabricated hut of corrugated iron having a semicircular cross section. Quonset was originally a US military term derived from the location where the hut was developed (Quonset, Rhode Island). The British synonym is Nissen hut. Sources: hyperdictionary.com, wordreference.com
SIPs - Structural Insulated Panels. Panels are typically made using expanded polystyrene (EPS), or polyisocyanurate rigid foam insulation sandwiched between two structural skins of oriented strand board (OSB).SIPs are used as building panels for floors, walls and roofs in residential and commercial buildings.More info here: Structural Insulated Panel Association - a non-profit trade association.
Yurt - a circular tent of felt or skins on a collapsible framework, used by nomads in Mongolia, Siberia, and Turkey. Definition from New Oxford Dictionary of English 2002
If you have suggestions for glossary definitions or clarifications please let us know.
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