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An Introduction to Modular Construction

Posted by on Dec 5, 2016 in Blog |

The basic principle of prefab, whereby a home is fabricated in one location and then delivered to another, has been around for at least a few hundred years. An early example, the Manning Portable Colonial Cottage, provided the means for reliable shelter in British colonial outposts located far from 
anything that might have resembled 
a Victorian-era Home Depot. Between 1908 and 1940, Sears, Roebuck, and Company sold over 70,000 prefabricated house kits by 
mail to enterprising do-it-yourselfers across North America. These ready-to-assemble homes featured precut wooden components cross-referenced to a blueprint. Thanks to robust engineering, durable materials, and some good craftsmanship, many of these homes are still in use....

Prefab Apartments Being Built for the Homeless

Posted by on Dec 1, 2016 in Blog |

A vacant site in Dublin city centre, which was to be an owner-designed apartment block, is to be used for the city’s first modular apartment development for homeless families. Dublin City Council has chosen two sites – one on Fishamble Street, close to Christ Church Cathedral on the south side of the city, and another in Coolock – for the “volumetric build” project, which will involve stacking factory-built housing units to form apartment blocks. The council earlier this year completed 22 “rapid build” two-storey houses in Ballymun to house homeless families living in hotels and has recently started work on 130 more houses at sites in Finglas, Drimnagh, Darndale...

Why FEMA Says Prefab Homes are Built Stronger

Posted by on Nov 28, 2016 in Blog |

While no manufacturer would ever be so bold as to say that their homes are hurricane-proof, it has been proved time and again that prefab homes stand up to extreme conditions much better than their site-built counterparts. When Hurricane Sandy hit the northeast and homeowners went to tally up the damage, modular homes fared significantly better. FEMA has continually praised prefab construction for sound workmanship dating all the way back to a report they issued back in 1993 about Hurricane Andrew hitting Florida. When winds are blowing at 155mph, you want to know that the workers who built your roof knew exactly what they were doing. Imagine if airplanes...

Modular Construction Builds Green Classrooms

Posted by on Nov 22, 2016 in Blog |

With college enrollment rates continuing to rise, the need for student housing may be at an all-time high. Build the cost of new dorms into already steep student fees and the equation can be unsettling, to say the least. Enter modular dorms, an alternative form of construction that offers colleges and universities an option that is “greener” and more cost effective than traditional construction. Modular construction differs from traditional or “stick-built” in that it is built in a factory, under climate controlled conditions. Factory construction allows for superior quality control, an aspect that is sometimes overlooked – particularly at some off- campus housing units that are often overcrowded, creating...

Modular Farming Compound Topped with Sustainable Green Roof

Posted by on Nov 8, 2016 in Blog |

Want to get away from the city hustle bustle? This tranquil farm retreat in the subtropics of Argentina may be just what you’re looking for. Buenos Aires-based architecture studio IR arquitectura designed Yerbas del Paraiso, an organic farming hostel with a cozy and calming environment. Built from timber, the modular structure is raised on stilts and topped with a green roof to minimize its visual and physical impact on the landscape. IR arquitectura designed Yerbas del Paraiso with triangular modules in order to lessen the building’s impact on the landscape. The modular architecture gave the architects the freedom to build around existing trees rather than cut them down. The...

Tesla Launches Groundbreaking Solar Roof Product

Posted by on Oct 31, 2016 in Blog |

CEO Elon Musk just announced a brand new product for the no-longer-just-a-motor-company: a groundbreaking new type of building integrated photovoltaic shingle with the goal of making rooftop solar more affordable, better looking, and longer lasting than a regular shingled roof. This is the first jointly branded product with Tesla and SolarCity. Unlike a traditional roof-mounted solar panel array, which is bolted on top of an existing roofing system (such as composite shingles or ceramic tiles), the just-launched Tesla/SolarCity solar roof is an integrated system that eliminates the need for separate roofing materials and solar panels. Instead, the new elegant glass roofing tiles have photovoltaics embedded right into the material,...

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We build multi-family duplexes to condos and townhouses. From apartments to military barracks, dormitories to assisted living facilities. We build commercial buildings from banks and fast food restaurants to professional offices, church’s, hotels and motels.

Why modular? QUALITY: 

The quality of today’s modular home is often unparalleled, due to several factors: Today’s factory equipment is powerful and state-of-the-art, producing a tight, sound and energy efficient home. The materials need to meet a consistently high standard because of the finely calibrated equipment being used in factory. Your home is created in a climate-controlled environment, where the materials are protected from the ravaging effects of weather. The consistency of an overseen, assembly-line process also leaves little room for mistakes or oversights.

DESIGN: 

The new modular homes are designed with the customer’s dream house in mind. From a cozy bungalow to a stately Victorian, your new home is made to order, giving you more creative control than working with most builders and contractors. Inside and out, this is your home, designed to match your vision.

SPEED: 

One of the best points of building modular is the fact that your dream home can be delivered, set and completed in less than 6 months. This is considerably less time than most onsite homes, where weather concerns, small or inconsistent construction crews, back orders and equipment problems are just a few of the reasons for delay.

It's Green! 

Green Building is a whole-system approach to building that takes into consideration 7 factors: 1. Lot Design, Preparation and Development, 2. Resource Efficiency, 3. Energy Efficiency, 4. Water Efficiency, 5. Indoor Environmental Quality, 6. Operation Maintenance and Homeowner Education, and 7. Global Impact, or, in other words, using products that are not harmful to the environment while partnering with other companies/suppliers that also work to protect the environment. Bottom line is that we are certified and committed to building the very smartest, greenest custom homes on the market.

It’s guaranteed. 

Your new home comes with a 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty® (2-10 HBW®) that includes 10 full years of structural defect coverage for load-bearing components; 2 full years of systems coverage against defects in wiring, piping and ductwork in electrical, plumbing, heating, cooling, ventilating and mechanical systems; and 1 full year of coverage against defects in workmanship and materials.

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Call us today. Building your next home or building is a process, one that we hope you will allow us to join you in. We would love to meet you and discuss your particular needs and desires.

Los Angeles Green Construction is one of the most reliable custom modular home builders in the regional Los Angeles area. No matter what architecture style you desire for your dream home, Los Angeles Green Construction is here to help. Los Angeles Green Construction specializes in modular homes, custom homes, residential and commercial projects. With a unique focus on building faster, better, greener and for less, we are also green builders specializing in green homes, smart homes, sustainable homes and energy efficient homes. We are a professional, full-service, one-stop company with deep expertise in modular construction. With over 30 years of experience working with the best manufacturers in the industry, Green Construction in Los Angeles has perfected the modular construction process of installing modular homes and modular commercial buildings. We'd be delighted to learn more about your project. If you are looking to build a Single family home, Multi-family home or a Commercial project let our team help you complete your project Faster, Better, Greener and for Less. Call Los Angeles Green Construction today!