What other cities are doing about affordable housing

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wrQLDoJ6cw

Robot build CMU house, Perth.
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shinatoo wrote:
Thu Jul 08, 2021 8:35 am
When do we start using CMU's instead of timber for housing? No idea about the cost difference.
Never. CMU's are inefficient and expensive to finish.

ICF's are the future of low rise construction.

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im2kull wrote:
Fri Jul 09, 2021 3:27 pm
shinatoo wrote:
Thu Jul 08, 2021 8:35 am
When do we start using CMU's instead of timber for housing? No idea about the cost difference.
Never. CMU's are inefficient and expensive to finish.

ICF's are the future of low rise construction.
Intresting. I'm digging in.
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We have to be circumspect about using concrete blocks to build because of environmental impacts. Wood is more sustainable. However, there are places where concrete block houses make more sense. Some parts of the world do have more termite issues than others, or even humidity issues that cause wood-rot faster.

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shinatoo wrote:
Fri Jul 09, 2021 4:52 pm
im2kull wrote:
Fri Jul 09, 2021 3:27 pm
shinatoo wrote:
Thu Jul 08, 2021 8:35 am
When do we start using CMU's instead of timber for housing? No idea about the cost difference.
Never. CMU's are inefficient and expensive to finish.

ICF's are the future of low rise construction.
Intresting. I'm digging in.
ICFs are actually already in widespread use in Missouri. There's plenty being built around the metro area and the great KC region. No downsides apart from needing a super sturdy foundation due to their weight. But you get stronger, water, pest, and fire proof walls that come pre-insulated and "pre-studded" for drywall, etc. Interior buildouts on ICF homes are extremely simple and quick. With todays lumber prices ICF homes are likely cheaper than stick built wood construction.

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