Investigation into relocatable home design and construction

Fenn, Scott P. (2011) Investigation into relocatable home design and construction. [USQ Project]


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Relocatable homes (also known as manufactured or prefabricated homes) exist all over Australia, especially in Queensland where relocatable home parks are popular in the form of tourist parks and elderly estates, and they are also commonly found in mining towns where the demand for new housing exceeds the limitations of local builders. Although not as popular here in Australia as they are in the USA, they are however becoming more and more common all around the globe as they are ideal for certain lifestyles and budgets. The homes undergo significant rough behaviour in their journey from their construction to final positioning including loading on and off of the transporting truck, wind loads and general jolting on the roads. Even once in place, cracking can often occur due to foundation movements. This thesis outlines an analysis of the dry stack block method.

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Item Type: USQ Project
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Agricultural, Civil and Environmental Engineering (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Supervisors: Zhuge, Yan
Date Deposited: 22 May 2012 03:03
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2013 01:11
Uncontrolled Keywords: relocatable homes, wind loads, foundation movement, dry stack block footing, short pier footing
Fields of Research (2008): 12 Built Environment and Design > 1203 Design Practice and Management > 120399 Design Practice and Management not elsewhere classified
12 Built Environment and Design > 1202 Building > 120202 Building Science and Techniques
Fields of Research (2020): 33 BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN > 3303 Design > 330399 Design not elsewhere classified
33 BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN > 3302 Building > 330204 Building information modelling and management

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