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Sunday Morning Recap-Manufactured Housing Industry News Aug. 9-Aug. 16, 2015

August 16th, 2015 Comments off

mhpronews_sunday_morningWhat’s New in public focused Manufactured

Nubble Lighthouse and Sohier Park. York, Maine – US Destination

What’s New in Manufactured Housing Industry Professional News

GSEs set to offer secondary market for manufactured home loans. Two MHCs change hands, new MHC planned in Canada. CFPB not protecting consumers OR employees. CA city tries to protect MHCs from repurposing. Modulars rising in Germany, Nepal, Kansas. TX lenders lose FHA lender status for MH. Reputation marketing for MH available. MHC residents defend owner. MHARR detects jaundiced eye in HUD proposal. And much, much more news and views to accompany your morning coffee.

Saturday, Aug. 15

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is Rife with Discrimination

Friday, Aug. 14

246 Site Manufactured Home Community Sold in Michigan

Bowersox Takes Vice President Position with Manufactured Housing Institute

MHCV Outperforms Dow. LPX Gains 3.55%

Shigeru Ban develops Modular Shelter for Quake Survivors in Nepal

Kingsley Management Corp. Acquires Florida Manufactured Home Community

Modular Homes will Result from Land Bank Transfer

Thursday, Aug. 13

Secondary Market for Manufactured Home Loans Directive Due Soon

San Jose wants a Six Month Moratorium on Re-purposing of Manufactured Home Communities

Council Strengthens Language Regarding Relocating Residents

Patrick Gains the Most of MH Stocks; MHCV Slips

Land Bank Authority Funds Modular Housing Project

Manufactured Home Community Founder Supports Non-profit in New Jersey

Wednesday, Aug. 12

Citizens Paring Down Policies of Manufactured Home Owners

California Takes Prize for Most Expensive Homes

Fleetwood Poised to take Advantage of Opportunities Down Under

China Devaluation Leaves Stocks Flat; Deer Valley Falls Following Prior Big Gain

European Modular Housing Builder Overwhelmed by Demand

55+ Housing Market Index Remains Steady

Tuesday, Aug. 11

MHARR Questions HUD’s Proposed New SAA Funding

Lenders Fined, Lose FHA Approval Status for Manufactured Home Lending Fraud

Deer Valley Homes Skyrockets +85.71%; Dow Loses most of Yesterday’s Gain

Shelters Developed for Military may be Used for Disaster Scenarios

Modular Home Construction can Realize Cost Savings

Drew goes Fishing, Finds Furniture for Fresh Water Float

Monday, Aug. 10

Grenade Marketing Offers Reputation Marketing for Manufactured Home Industry Pros

Dow Posts Strong Gain, MHCV Slips, LPX Gains 4.60%

Passages: Norman Schweiss

Manufactured Home Community Residents say City has it Wrong

Canadian City Planning new Manufactured Home Community

Sunday Morning Recap-Manufactured Housing Industry News Aug. 2-Aug. 9, 2015  ##


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Shigeru Ban develops Modular Shelter for Quake Survivors in Nepal

August 14th, 2015 Comments off

shigeru_ban_modular_shelter_cardbaord_tubes_wood_and_rubble_infill__dzeen_slash_calzadaFollowing the April and May 2015 earthquakes that caused 9,000 deaths and injured 25,000 in Nepal, the worst earthquake to hit the country in more than 80 years, prize-winning Japanese architect Shigeru Ban has developed a modular shelter home for the survivors made in part from the rubble resulting from the quake, according to dezeen.

Wooden frames measuring 82 feet by 35 feet would provide the structure, while the roof would be constructed by a truss system of cardboard tubes, a material that Ban has used often in his projects. The sides would be infilled with the earthquake rubble and plastic sheeting will cover the roof, as MHProNews has learned

This simple construction method enables anyone to assemble the wooden frames very quickly and if a roof is secured on top, and the wooden structure covered with a plastic sheet, people can immediately begin to inhabit the shelters,” said Shigeru Ban Architects. “Afterwards, people can stack the rubble bricks inside the wooden frames and slowly complete the construction themselves.

The studio is also supplying the affected areas with tents for shelters and medical stations until the modular shelters are under way.

Ban was awarded the Pritzger Architecture Prize in 2014, an honor considered equivalent to the Nobel Prize of architecture. He is known as well for designing the headquarters of Swatch and Omega in Switzerland as well as the Aspen Art Museum in Colorado.

According to, the socially conscious Ban says, “Whether you work for a private client or on a house for an earthquake victim, you’ve always got some problem to solve by design, the only difference being whether you get paid or not.” ##

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