Connect Shelter 3 by Connect Homes

Connect Shelter 3 by Connect Homes
July 7, 2020 Charly Ligety

CONNECT SHELTER

Concept Owner / Company: CONNECT HOMES
Website: connect-homes.com
Additional URL: Virtual Tour
Contact: hello@connect-homes.com

Connect Homes, a leader in modern, green prefab homes, introduces Connect Shelters. This line of State-Approved shelter solutions were created to address spectrum of different needs — from temporary to permanent. These units can be quickly and inexpensively deployed, without requiring a foundation or in-ground utilities. With unmatched flexibility, function, and pricing, Connect Shelters take isolation seriously — each sleeping unit comes it’s own bathroom, and the units have separate plumbing and mechanical systems to prevent contamination. Ideal for Homeless, Educational, and Skilled Nursing facilities, these units can be deployed nationally and come with integrated iso-blocks to assist in ease of handling.

  • Quoted Total Cost: $90,000
  • Planned Occupancy (1 person/bed): 3 beds
  • Estimated Cost Per Bed: $30,000
  • Quote’s Total Interior Square Footage: 320 sqft
  • Quote Includes # Units: 3 units
  • Used for Shelter Before: Not used as shelter yet
  • Readiness: Nearly Ready (Prior Use Cases)
  • In Stock / Ready to Ship Today: No
  • Manufacturer Identified and Available: N/A
  • Setup Speed:  14 days
  • Setup Difficulty: Low skill (RV, tent)
  • % Built Onsite: <10% – Arrives Ready, Almost All Built/Assembled Off-Site
  • Portability: Semi-Mobile (detachable, minor disassembly)
  • Intended Use of Shelter: Medium Term (1-10 years)

Design

 

Design Advantages Many Shelter structures require substantial site work that can delay their implementation by months or years. Purpose designed to be able to “boondock” like a trailer, and offered in conjunction with a service contract with United Rentals, Connect Shelters provide a true “out of the box” solution to the problems of sheltering people in times of need. Because these shelters are built on the same assembly line as Connect Homes, they are among the most efficiently and best built structures in the industry. Connect Homes estimates to be able to build four of these shelters a day by September 2020. Note: Other floorplans with ADA units and kitchens are available.
Manufacturer Identified Yes
Used for shelter in the U.S.? No
Prior use examples Shelters can be used across multiple use cases where additional isolated sleeping/habitation units are required — these include temporary, permanent, and permanent temporary homeless shelters; additional dormitory overflow from boarding schools and colleges; and patient relocation for skilled nursing facilities.
Prior use comments
Building experience comments Connect Homes runs one of the most advanced prefab factories in the industry. Homes and shelters are built on an assembly line that produces one 2,000 sf steel-framed house every six working days.
Intended use cases
R-value (insulation) 31-40
Risk Category II
Roof Load (PSF) 20
Indoor Clearance Height (ft)
Waterproof? Yes
Professional Engineer Stamp? California Register Architect
Conforms to ICC’s Temporary Structure and Uses Code Units are approved based on ICC/IRC R2 code (permanent installation). Shelters come with approved and installed Fire Sprinklers. Units are capable of being temporarily installed, with off-grid utilities
Other Structural / Safety Comments
Sustainability / Green Building Certifications? Title 24 approved, CalGreen, Energy Star, Independently zoned heating and cooling, solar upgrade option.
Materials Used / Made of: Steel,wood,fiber cement,batt insulation, marmoleum, PVC, Aluminum, glass, FRP, drywall
Disassembly / Assembly Comments: Shelters cannot be disassembled. But can be moved or relocated with wheels, forklifts or crane.
Ideal Mounting Surfaces Soil (Dirt/Grass), Asphalt / Parking Lot
Anchoring Process No Anchoring needed unless specified by Local Jurisdictions

Budget

 

Item Cost ($) Notes
Materials $54,000
Labor $33,000
Delivery $1,500 per shelter
Setting equipment $1,500 forklift set
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Budget Total $90,000
Total Per Bed $30,000
Total Per Unit $30,000
Add-on Items Decks $4,500
Steps $400
Bed platforms $6,000
Check all items that are not included in your quote (i.e. would need to be quoted by outside party) Foundation work
List outside vendors needed to execute (including any architects and engineers)
Possible Delivery Method(s) Regular-sized trailer

Timing

Design (days) 1
Production (days) 10
Site Prep (days) 1
Delivery (days) 1
Total (days) 14
Amount in Inventory (#)
Production Capacity
Production Location San Bernardino, CA, USA
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