MECHCORE: rationalizing the design and construction installation of the single family dwelling's mechanical systems

This thesis develops a transitional approach for moving the design and construction installation of the mechanical systems of the single family dwelling from its custom construction to industrialized products and construction. The approach is referred to as the MECHCORE Approach. Research of the p...

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Main Author: Lisee, Edward J.
Other Authors: Environmental Systems Studies
Format: Others
Language:en_US
Published: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University 2017
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Online Access:http://hdl.handle.net/10919/76384
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spelling ndltd-VTETD-oai-vtechworks.lib.vt.edu-10919-763842020-09-29T05:42:20Z MECHCORE: rationalizing the design and construction installation of the single family dwelling's mechanical systems Lisee, Edward J. Environmental Systems Studies LD5655.V855 1973.L57 Dwellings -- Design and construction This thesis develops a transitional approach for moving the design and construction installation of the mechanical systems of the single family dwelling from its custom construction to industrialized products and construction. The approach is referred to as the MECHCORE Approach. Research of the past attempts to industrialize mechanical systems showed that the primary reasons for failures were high production and product coats, lack of flexibility, and demands for changes too rapid for the housing industry to bear. A review of physical, technical, economic, and business factors of the industry shows that there is a need for industrialized mechanical systems that the industry can take steps toward this end if the steps are transitional enough to cushion the shock of change. The objectives industrialized mechanical systems must reach for to succeed are formulated from research data and used to guide the MECHCORE Approach. Examins.tion of conventional house framing revealed no real attempt to coordinate it with the physical requirements of medical systems. Ways are suggested to alleviate the problem. A study of distribution and intensity of mechanical systems in the home indicate that there is a great potential for integrating components and coordinating their installation. This can be capitalized on by dividing mechanical components into three functional areas (core, transport, and service) and dealing with them in terms of these areas. This thesis organizes the home’s mechanical system on this three element basis and proposees component integration and levels of rationalization that evolve to industrialize systems. Master of Architecture 2017-03-10T21:43:09Z 2017-03-10T21:43:09Z 1973 Thesis Text http://hdl.handle.net/10919/76384 en_US OCLC# 32365570 In Copyright http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/ vi, 205 leaves application/pdf application/pdf Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
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Dwellings -- Design and construction
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Dwellings -- Design and construction
Lisee, Edward J.
MECHCORE: rationalizing the design and construction installation of the single family dwelling's mechanical systems
description This thesis develops a transitional approach for moving the design and construction installation of the mechanical systems of the single family dwelling from its custom construction to industrialized products and construction. The approach is referred to as the MECHCORE Approach. Research of the past attempts to industrialize mechanical systems showed that the primary reasons for failures were high production and product coats, lack of flexibility, and demands for changes too rapid for the housing industry to bear. A review of physical, technical, economic, and business factors of the industry shows that there is a need for industrialized mechanical systems that the industry can take steps toward this end if the steps are transitional enough to cushion the shock of change. The objectives industrialized mechanical systems must reach for to succeed are formulated from research data and used to guide the MECHCORE Approach. Examins.tion of conventional house framing revealed no real attempt to coordinate it with the physical requirements of medical systems. Ways are suggested to alleviate the problem. A study of distribution and intensity of mechanical systems in the home indicate that there is a great potential for integrating components and coordinating their installation. This can be capitalized on by dividing mechanical components into three functional areas (core, transport, and service) and dealing with them in terms of these areas. This thesis organizes the home’s mechanical system on this three element basis and proposees component integration and levels of rationalization that evolve to industrialize systems. === Master of Architecture
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title MECHCORE: rationalizing the design and construction installation of the single family dwelling's mechanical systems
title_short MECHCORE: rationalizing the design and construction installation of the single family dwelling's mechanical systems
title_full MECHCORE: rationalizing the design and construction installation of the single family dwelling's mechanical systems
title_fullStr MECHCORE: rationalizing the design and construction installation of the single family dwelling's mechanical systems
title_full_unstemmed MECHCORE: rationalizing the design and construction installation of the single family dwelling's mechanical systems
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