“Quality without Compromise.”
This is Hi-Tech Housing’s motto, which states the very core of our beliefs. We sincerely want you to be satisfied with our products, since our greatest marketing asset has always been word-of-mouth testimonials by satisfied homebuyers, builders, developers and project owners. We believe that the more you know about our products and how your project is built, the more likely you are to pass through the construction phase without undue stress and to find, when you move in, that it is truly the culmination of your dreams.
Summary: In this section we discuss the process of involving us in a multi-family or commercial project.
- Perspective on your relationship with HTH: To understand this whole process, it’s helpful for you to understand the alternative roles we can take on your project, and those activities in which we are not involved.
- Research Phase: The first step is to understand HTH’s capabilities, areas of expertise and limitations. With that background, we can explore whether off-site construction can enhance the value of your project and whether HTH is a logical source for off-site services.
- The Design & Specifications Phase: Learn about HTH’s pre-engineered multi-family and commercial plans and our unique infrastructure for bidding to your plans and specifications.
- The Contracting Phase: Learn about how the building contract is developed and our role. We’ll touch on the relationship of the building contract and your financial arrangements.
- The Procurement, Production and Site Preparation Phase: Much is happening simultaneously after the contract is executed. We’re buying materials and starting to build your project in our factory. Meanwhile your builder is preparing the site.
- The Installation and Completion Phase: After we have finished building your project in our factory and it has been inspected, we deliver it to your site where it is installed on the foundation and other subcontractors complete it.
- After Commissioning and Occupancy: What about things that need to be fixed after occupancy? We’ll discuss our limited warranty, and other warranties of importance, as well as the necessity for on-going care and maintenance.
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Hi-Tech Housing Capability by Occupancy & Use Classification
Legend General involvement
Limited to structures under 5 stories and divisible into transportable modules
Limited to specialized smaller modules within the primary structure
Class not served by Hi-Tech Housing
Notes  IBC=International Building Code, IRC=International Residential Code (US)
 NBCC=National Building Code of Canada
Classification Code Occupancy/Use
IBC  NBCC  Category Examples
A1 A1 Places of assembly for production & viewing of performing arts and motion pictures Motion picture theaters, concert halls, TV & radio stations with audience areas, theaters
A2 A2 Places of assembly for consumption of food & beverages Banquet halls, dance halls, night clubs, restaurants, taverns, bars
A3 A2 Places of assembly for worship, amusement & misc. Amusement arcades, art galleries, bowling alleys, religious worship, community halls, courtrooms, exhibition halls, funeral parlors, gymnasiums (non-spectator), indoor swimming pools (non-spectator), indoor tennis courts (non-spectator), lecture halls, libraries, museums, transit terminal waiting areas, pool & billiard parlors
A4 A3 Places of assembly for viewing indoor sporting events Arenas, skating rinks, swimming pools, tennis courts
A5 A4 Places of assembly for viewing outdoor activities Amusement parks, bleachers, grandstands, stadiums
B D Business group Airport traffic control towers, animal hospitals, kennels, pounds, banks, barber & beauty shops, car washes, civic administration, clinics (out-patient), educational buildings for students over 12th grade, electronic data processing, laboratories (testing & research),
motor vehicle show rooms, post offices, print shops, professional services (architects, attorneys, dentists, physicians, engineers, etc.), ratio & TV stations, telephone exchanges, training & development centers (not within a school or academic program)
E C Educational Buildings for more than 6 persons through 12th grade except accessory to religious buildings, day care for more than 5 persons older than 2-1/2 years
F1,F2 F2,F3 Factories Manufacturing and processing of all types
H F1 Hazardous Manufacturing and other processing structures and storage facilities with high hazard risk
I1 C Institutional occupancy for more than 5 persons with 24-hour occupancy, supervised care and services Boarding houses, halfway houses, group therapy, congregate care, social rehab, alcohol & drug abuse, convalescent facilities
I2 B2 Institutional occupancy for medical, surgical, psychological, nursing & custodial care, 24-hour occupancy, more than 5 persons, evacuation impractical Hospitals, nursing homes (intermediate & skilled nursing), mental hospitals
I2 B3 Institutional occupancy for medical, surgical, psychological, nursing & custodial care, 24-hour occupancy, more than 5 persons, evacuation difficult but possible Assisted living facilities, hospices (without treatment), detoxification facilities, respite centers, facilities for Alzheimer's and dementia patients, child care for children 2-1/2 and younger
I3 B1 Institutional occupancy for more than 5 persons who are under restraint Prisons, jails, reformatories, detention centers, correctional centers, pre-release centers
M E Facilities for display and sale of merchandise Department stores, drug stores, markets, motor fuel dispensing facilities, retail & wholesale stores, sales rooms
R1 C Residential occupancies containing sleeping units for persons who are primarily transient Hotels & motels, rooming houses for more than 5 persons, vacation time-share facilities
R2 C Residential occupancies containing sleeping units with more than 2 dwelling units for persons who are permanent Apartment houses, convents, dormitories, fraternity & sorority houses, hotels & motels (non-transient), monasteries, rooming houses for more than 5 non-transient persons, therapeutic residences for more than 16 persons
R3 Part 9 Residential occupancies for 1 & 2 family occupancy of more than 3 stories Single-family homes, duplexes, townhomes, attached residences separated by firewalls
R4 B3 Residential occupancies for therapeutic purposes with more than five but no more than 16 non-staff occupants Certain therapeutic facilities
R5, IRC Part 9 Detached 1 & 2 family residences of 3 stories or less and certain other small-scale occupancies Single-family homes under 3 stories, duplexes under 3-stories, townhomes under 3-stories, adult and child care facilities for nor more than 5 persons, rooming houses for no more than 5 persons, therapeutic facilities for no more than 5 persons
S1,S2 F3 Moderate & low-hazard storage facilities Storage buildings, warehouses
U F Utility and miscellaneous Agricultural buildings, aircraft hangers, barns, carports, fences of less than 6 feet, grain silos, greenhouses, livestock shelters, private garages, retaining walls, sheds, stables, tanks, towers
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• Division 01 General Requirements (general description of building, building code, quality standards, engineering loads (snow, wind, seismic).
• Division 02 Existing Conditions (applies to work on site by others)
• Division 03 Concrete (generally done on site by others and rarely involves our products)
• Division 04 Masonry (stone, brick and concrete block, generally done on site by others and rarely involves our products)
• Division 05 Metals (Involves our products with steel transportation frames or embedded steel beams)
• Division 06 Wood, Plastics and Composites (floor, wall and roof framing, sheathing and decking, moldings and other millwork)
• Division 07 Thermal and moisture protection (insulation, building wraps and vapor barriers, roofing, siding and sealants)
• Division 08 Openings (doors, door hardware, openings without doors, access panels, windows)
• Division 09 Finishes (drywall and other wall and ceiling finishes, flooring, paint)
• Division 10 Specialties (bathroom accessories, shelving, exterior trim like shutters)
• Division 11 Equipment (appliances)
• Division 12 Furnishings (window treatments, cabinets and countertops, occasionally furniture)
• Division 13 Special Construction (unique aspects of factory-built housing such as transportation method, materials shipped loose by us for installation by others and installation services by our own modular setup crews – US only)
• Division 14 Conveying equipment (elevators, escalators, etc.)
• Divisions 15-20 (Reserved by CSI for future use)
• Division 21 Fire Suppression (sprinkler systems)
• Division 22 Plumbing (piping and fixtures)
• Division 23 Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning (furnaces and other heating equipment, air conditioners, ductwork, ventilation fans)
• Division 24 (Reserved by CSI for future use)
• Division 25 Integrated Automation (electronic control systems rarely used in homes)
• Division 26 Electrical (wiring and lighting)
• Division 27 Communications (wiring and fixtures for phone, TV and data)
• Division 28 Electronic Safety and Security (smoke and CO detectors and alarm systems)
• Divisions 29-30 (Reserved by CSI for future use)
• Division 31 Earthwork (on-site work by others)
• Division 32 Exterior Improvements (on-site work by others)
• Division 33 Utilities (bringing water, sewer, fuel and power to your home – on-site work by others)
• Divisions 34-49 are for public, commercial and industrial construction
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PHOTOGRAPHIC TOUR OF FACTORY
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