ROBOTIC BUILDING MACHINE RUMOR SPREADS THROUGH DISASTER STATES. Rumors of an automated house building demonstration in New Jersey has encouraged some facing a long residence in temporary trailers or moving elsewhere.
Nov. 22, 2012 - PRLog -- …..Rumors of an automated house building demonstration in New Jersey that could herald a quick solution to housing replacement in all six flood state sites has encouraged some facing a long residence in temporary trailers or moving elsewhere. Details in flyers posted in New Jersey today encouraging homeowners to lobby FEMA and insurers to consider using an automated portable factory called “QUIKIE HOME MAKER” have also been sent to government disaster agencies and elected officials. The system, which combines “aromatic copolymer and aggregate” to produce wall sections “on0site” that can be immediately attached to foundations after removal of a flood destroyed home was first used in 2008 in Texas to build two demonstration homes which easily handled Hurricane “Ike”. FEMA failed to publish the report of a paid consultant who documented the design and applauded the technical aspects. Discussions with state Economic Development in Louisiana to discuss that state’s damages there took place in late October.
With the huge task of rebuilding and cold weather on the Eastern seaboard facing disaster agencies and those suddenly without homes pressing for results now becoming aware of a new alternative, “Quikiehome” construction could offer a very short-term alternative to temporary housing instead of FEMA trailers and long-term waits for rebuild “stick built” homes. With the extruded wall system producing a complete 1500 sq.ft. 3BR/2BATH home in under 14 days there is also a built in added advantage. Homeowners can get paid to provide their own unskilled labor to add wood flooring, carpet, and paneling. No pipe dream, with two prototype homes in Texas already proven to withstand hurricanes using the concept, “Quikiehome” at $50,000 is a welcome alternative for those who no longer have any home at all.
The nonprofit Emerging Growth Institute is mentoring the scientists that designed the project.