Modern Family Houses Can Withstand a Natural Disaster

Modern Family Houses Can Withstand a Natural Disaster

Light steel frame. High density. High strength and stability. Built with a 150-gram ultra-high zinc layer for long-term corrosion prevention. Our steel construction has a yield strength of Q550 to ensure the house supports local building code standards.

Highlights

Heat Preservation & Insulation

Our homes are built using advanced insulation methods that meet the latest building energy conservation standards, eliminate thermal bridges, and prevent the building from being damaged by moisture. This allows the building to reflect heat, reducing temperature by up to 80C.

Earthquake Resistance

Lightweight steel-ribbed beams and columns are connected flexibly using bolts and screws to effectively absorb seismic energy in the event of an earthquake. The walls and foundation are also equipped with anti-pull and anti-shear connectors, while the building is just 1/6 the weight of a traditional concrete building. These factors combine to make our homes able to withstand a magnitude 9.0 earthquake.

Hurricane & Snowstorm Resistance

All components of the roof, frame, flooring, walls, and foundation are reliably and firmly connected, making our homes resistant to hurricanes. The roof can also bear up to 1.5m of accumulated snow.

Fire Resistance

The fire resistance of our homes meet the design standard of 2.5 hours. The wall, floor, and other components are specially designed to meet a 3-hour fire resistance limit.

Acoustic Noise Reduction

Sound insulation and shock absorption technology create a quiet and comfortable living environment in our homes. Our design focuses especially on eliminating sound in the range between 250 to 1,000 Hz

A Safe and Durable Choice

Prefabricated steel homes are sometimes mistaken for manufactured homes (which can be poorly constructed). In fact, contrary to this assumption, prefabricated construction tends to be extremely safe. For instance, modular homes are permanent structures and thus built to the same codes and regulations as a traditional site-built home.

FEMA Chooses Prefabricated Homes over Traditional Homes

When Hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast of the United States in 2012, New York City alone endured $19 billion in damage4. Upon inspection for damage, FEMA noted that modular homes held up significantly better than site-built homes. The agency even replaced destroyed homes with modular homes during the rebuilding process.

After Hurricane Sandy, the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) analysis stated that the “inherently rigid system” of prefabricated steel homes provided by the module-to-module combination of the units led to much safer structures. Additionally, prefabricated homes require ongoing and repeated inspections during construction to ensure code compliance and the units are built in a factory that is safe from extreme weather conditions. The customizable fixtures and sturdiness of modular homes can also hold up against flooding, earthquakes, and other natural disasters.