Quikiehome Automated House Builder for Flood Victims Starts Marketing to New Jersey Homeless
Word of the robotic-produced housing system continues to spread among New Jersey flood victims as flyers promoting it surfaced today.
NJ RESIDENTS FIND ROBOTIC BUILDER FLYER
PRLog - Nov. 13, 2012 - OCEAN, N.J. -- Word of the robotic-produced housing system continues to spread among New Jersey flood victims as flyers promoting it surfaced today. With power slowly returning and regulations keeping residents from viewing the destruction of homes relaxing, those facing total destruction from Superstorm Sandy may have a far more immediate solution then long months in trailers and an even longer struggle to find anyone to rebuild what used to be their home.
A development by a Florida think tank that creates a fully automated home building machine that can travel to the site and replace the flooded home in 14 days on the existing foundation is getting a close look from disaster agencies and those now homeless. No pipe dream, the “QUIKIEHOME-MAKER” is a 53 foot “intermodal” platform that travels by road or rail containing a system that combines aromatic copolymer, steel mesh, and aggregate to produce entire wall sections. Mounted to the foundation after the destroyed remainder of the previous structure is removed, the sections and roof are assembled by unskilled labor, making a revenue stream for the homeowners who also can become part of the rebuilding effort. The resulting sections are so dense that they provide a number of advantages in addition to the speed with which the structure is recreated. Resistant to fire, water, termites, and even drive by shooting, they also drastically limit the cost of inside heating and cooling. If the utility connections in the original structure were damaged, wall sections contain built in water and electrical connections to feed pre-made modules for kitchen and bath areas.
The structure is hard to tell from a more conventional “stick built look. Unlike previous attempts at building from panels, the “QUIKIEHOME” system outputs at the site a very solid “sandwich” of the copolymer core faced with steel supports and mesh. The aggregate coating further stiffens the sections making the attachment of wallpaper or paneling on the inside surfaces and use of wood or carpet on flooring surfaces easily applied. The exterior surface has a stucco appearance and can be enhanced with veneers of brick, siding, or wood to mimic the look of conventional “stick built” homes.
The most major advantage is that a complete “QUIKIEHOME” shell is completed in less than 14 days which makes it a welcome alternative to long stays in disaster agency trailer housing followed by long drawn out interaction with insurance carriers. Discussions with financial institutions to fund immediate “QUIKIEHOME” rebuilding using the credit of expected settlement funds suggests that who communities hard hit by storm damage could be replace “en mass”, while allowing victims covered by FEMA flood insurance or that of insurance carriers to pocket a substantial amount of cash due to the low cost. A 1500 square foot model shell with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths costs about $52,000.