Residential Utility Core Wall System - ResCore

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This paper describes activities associated with the RESidential utility CORE wall system (ResCore) developed by students and faculty in the Department of Industrial Design at Auburn University between 1996 and 1998. These activities analyize three operational prototype units installed in Habitat for Humanity Houses. The paper contains two Parts: 1) analysis of the three operational prototype units, 2) exploration of alternative design solutions. ResCore is a manufactured construction component designed to expedite home building by decreasing the need for skilled labor at the work site. The unit concentrates untility elements into a wall unit(s), which is shipped to the construction ... continued below

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Boyd, G.; Lundell, C. & Wendt, R. June 1, 1999.

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This paper describes activities associated with the RESidential utility CORE wall system (ResCore) developed by students and faculty in the Department of Industrial Design at Auburn University between 1996 and 1998. These activities analyize three operational prototype units installed in Habitat for Humanity Houses. The paper contains two Parts: 1) analysis of the three operational prototype units, 2) exploration of alternative design solutions. ResCore is a manufactured construction component designed to expedite home building by decreasing the need for skilled labor at the work site. The unit concentrates untility elements into a wall unit(s), which is shipped to the construction site and installed in minimum time. The ResCore unit is intended to be built off-site in a manufacturing environment where the impact of vagaries of weather and work-crew coordination and scheduling are minimized. The controlled environment of the factory enhances efficient production of building components through material and labor throughput controls, enabling the production of components at a substantially reduced per-unit cost. The ResCore unit when compared to traditional "stick-built" utility wall components is in may ways analogous to the factory built roof truss compared to on-site "stick-Built" roof framing.

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  • IHAS World Housing Conference, San Francisco, CA, June 1-7, 1999

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  • Other: DE00006917
  • Report No.: ORNL/CP-102991
  • Grant Number: AC05-96OR22464
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 6917
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc706812

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Boyd, G.; Lundell, C. & Wendt, R. Residential Utility Core Wall System - ResCore, article, June 1, 1999; Oak Ridge, Tennessee. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc706812/: accessed April 22, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.