Posts Tagged ‘wind storms’

NBC News Today Show report shows Manufactured Home did as well as Conventional On-site Construction in hurricane high winds test

July 23rd, 2014 Comments off

homes-vs-hurricane12-winds-test-credit=nbc-today-show-posted-mastheadblog-mhpronews-com-Regarding this previous portion of the test, IBHS indicated: “When one of these high wind-rated HUD-Code homes is installed on a permanent foundation, in most of the country, it would end up resisting wind storms better than surrounding site-built homes.”

So stated a MHI President and CEO, Richard “Dick” Jennison in a longer report to MHProNews. While part of the test was to show how superior a Wind Zone III home is to a standard HUD Code manufactured home in durability, Jennison said: the director of the IBHS (Julie Rochman, President) told the crowd how impressed she was at the performance of the Zone I home itself.”

MHProNews has been told that we will have additional information in the days ahead. More information on the specifics including stills and the video are found at this link, and a pre-broadcast report that provides more information and a related video is linked here. ##

(Image credit: NBC News Today Show)

Shock-resistant Homes

January 5th, 2012 Comments off

A report from the BOI Fair 2011 in Bangkok, Thailand, says the Siam Cement Group (SCG) of Thailand is looking to invest five billion dollars in Southeast Asia, especially Vietnam, Indonesia and the Philippines, countries where it already has a strong presence. As BusinessMirror tells, in keeping with the theme of the event, “Going Green for the Future”, SCG is showcasing its SCG HEIM, promoting human value as well as meeting consumer demand. Utilizing a steel skeletal construction, this modular home building system is designed to withstand a 7.0 earthquake 300 kilometres from the epicenter. SCG also developed a cylindrical housing unit made of innovative cement with high shock resistance to earthquakes, explosions, as well as massive water and wind storms. Their most recent item, termed Shield-Life, is a strong, solar-paneled polyethylene shelter useful for disaster relief. This annual manufacturing show was originally scheduled for November but was postponed due to a typhoon just north of Bangkok.

(Graphic credit: Seal of Bangkok/Wikipedia)