Architecture, Housing Industry, Building Codes, Building Code Regulation, Mobile Housing, Manufactured Housing, Conventional Housing Industry, Industrialized Housing, Acorn Housing, Lustron Homes
Material for this study was drawn from a great many sources,/but particular acknowledgment should be given to Professor Arthur D. Bernhardt, Director, Program in Industrialization of the Housing Sector, 1 Massachusetts. Institute of Technology, for supplying much of the material relating to mobile homes. His criticisms of the section on manufactured building codes were also especially helpful.
This study was partially supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation to the Assembly of the State of New York. The Assembly Scientific Staff provided many valuable comments and much assistance during the course of this study.
Efforts/to understand the relationship of the built environment to the context in which it is placed are constantly expanding into new areas. This is, of course, due to the fact that architecture is concerned with the "total system" and thus deals directly with a wide range of disciplines.
This study centers on one aspect of the larger problem. It is concerned first with the organization of the construction industry and the effect: this organization has had on the development of industrialized housing. Secondly, the study focuses on a specific aspect of the construction industry that has significantly affected the growth of industrialized housing - building codes.
Building codes have historically been a major tool by which innovative technology has been suppressed. Recently, however, there has been a growing trend towards the establishment of state-wide mobile home and factory manufactured housing building codes. This study deals with the impact of these two codes on their respective industries and on the New York State community.
(Introduction, pg. 1)
Johnson, Robert Ernest, "The Impact of Building Code Regulation on the Manufactured Housing and Mobile Home Industries" (1974). Architecture Master Theses. 29.
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