Patent Number: 6,253,504

Title: Manufacturing facility for production of standard size dwellings

Abstract: The movable manufacturing facility brings standard size home building comprehensively within a controlled factory environment. The main structure of the movable manufacturing facility is sufficiently tall to allow assembly and movement of standard size homes within. Multiple independent production lines are established to each produce portions of the dwelling in the form of subassemblies. Finishes, cabinets, appliances, roofs, paint, etc. are installed in the partially completed dwellings prior to houses leaving the production floor. The movable manufacturing facility allows a standard size home under construction to be advanced via a transport element from one production line to the next until complete. The completed homes are subsequently transported on the transport element over a controlled access roadway to individual sites with pre-constructed foundations specifically designed to accept these standard size dwellings. The standard size house can be relocated from the transport element and placed directly onto the foundation. High capacity hoisting, such as clear span bridge cranes, are the key to material handling and transportation on the production lines in the movable manufacturing facility. A drive through alley large enough to accommodate semi-trucks with loaded trailers may be located within the main structure of the movable manufacturing facility.

Inventors: Cohen; David Leslie (Englewood, CO), Cohen; Roger Blair (Wheat Ridge, CO)

Assignee: Cohen Brothers Homes, LLC

International Classification: B28B 15/00 (20060101); E04B 1/35 (20060101); E04H 005/02 ()

Expiration Date: 07/03/2018