Architect Steve Mouzon of the New Urban Guild reports on his recent visit to a manufactured housing production facility:
I was in California over the weekend looking at the construction progress of Housing International's Katrina Tiny Cottage III, which is the 225-square-foot model designed one night at the Flowood, Miss. charrette. It was designed at [Jackson builder] Jason Spelling's request to be under 12' wide at the eaves (10' at the walls) so it can go down the road without an escort. Here's what I found out:
Housing International has a very impressive fabrication setup that makes the studs, bends them, punches the rivet holes (every connection is riveted) and countersinks them.