The Engineering and Construction Jury reviews and evaluates team deliverables and the model home.
CSU Long Beach and Cal Poly Pomona
This house offers well-designed, practical, and affordable modular construction for the California housing market. The thorough engineering analysis delivers simple, practical, and affordable solutions for the affordable housing market.
The panelized modular construction using structural insulated panels (SIPs) offers a high performance thermal envelope with low cost, rapid assembly, and easy transport. The well-engineered design uses off-the-shelf components for functional and reliable home operations.
The design and construction of this house were incomplete. From what we saw and were able to glean from the documentation, it is not clear that the engineering and construction addressed the needs of the expressed target market.
This all-purpose modular home has potential as a stand-alone single family home or ADU. The thorough and thoughtful engineering and construction of this house make it applicable to any California climate. The engineering systems ensure a comfortable and healthy home.
Improvements to consider include:
The house utilizes a unique and novel concrete structural system in modular construction. The engineering design of the house and its systems are toughtful and thorough, though the implementation of the engineering systems displayed on-site did not meet the design potential.
This home employs thoughtful modular construction and thorough engineering to deliver a home for a specific client in Southern California that could also be built as an ADU throughout California. The structural system uses a novel steel framing technology while offering a well-insulated building envelope. The overall engineering systems were the most sophisticated and thoughtful of the entire competition.
This innovative house design can be shipped worldwide in a single shipping container. The design allows rapid deployment with hinged ceilings and panelized wall section with plug-in electrical connections. However, the modular implementation could compromise energy performance.
This house is specifically designed for suburban/exurban/rural environment without grid connectivity. The novel exoskleton provides a greenhouse around a shipping container-based house. The greenhouse concepts seems to offer interesting potential, but the design needs further development.