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LOMBARD CANADA HOUSING CORPORATION (LCHC) is a private company incorporated in Canada in 1998 to promote the sale of TWiC plants and the adoption of the TWiC system for housing and other building developments within Canada and to work with Canadian development agencies worldwide.

LOMBARD WORLD HOUSING CORPORATION (LWHC) is a private company incorporated in Grand Cayman in 1998 to promote the sale of TWiC plants and the adoption of the TWiC system for projects funded and constructed outside of Canada.

 

    The three basic requirements for the construction of LOMBARD TWiC housing:

  1. There has to be sufficient demand for modules -- in a geographic area which can be economically served by a TWiC plant which is either permanently located or mobile -- to justify investment in the plant.
  2. A housing development company or government agency, or a consortium of public and private sector interests, with or without bank assistance, has to be able to finance, own and manage a TWiC plant. LCHC and LWHC are prepared to sell TWiC plants outright, together with training and full technology transfer, or to enter joint venture companies as minority joint venture partners.
  3. Manufactured modules have to be placed on building sites, assembled and finished for occupancy

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The steady production of modules from a TWiC plant does not imply an unending series of lookalike apartment blocks or individual houses that would be as uninspiring to live in as many of the massive housing projects of the past.

Features which contribute to the overall cost effectiveness of LOMBARD TWIC construction:

Incorporation of LOMBARD DEVELOPMENT INC. (LDI) project planning and design capability ensures optimum, integrated plant design, building site development, building design and finishing. The building and site development work can be done during the period the plant is being constructed.

Extensive use of locally available materials for module manufacture and finishing. Advantage can also be taken of LDI's worldwide connections for those proven finishing materials and items which are locally available.

Plants may be designed to be transportable to extend their economic range.

Plant- and building-site supervision, training and technology transfer is of lasting value to purchaser.

System requires about half as much concrete as conventional construction.

Integration of beams and joists into module when manufactured requires far less labor than conventional on-site construction.

Integration of columns for multi-storey buildings into spaces between adjacent modules is highly efficient. Larger spaces are designed to be used for hallways, stairwells and elevator shafts, etc.

Openings for doors, windows, electrical fittings and ductwork, etc. are incorporated into the moulding process.

A single plant can meet a full range of housing needs from single-family, single-storey houses to 16 storey apartment blocks and offices.

Overall construction times are substantially less than with conventional concrete or frame methods.

System can be combined with conventional construction methods and incorporate traditional materials.

Smooth internal surfaces may be directly primed and painted.

Precision manufacture of modules allows for rapid assembly and excellent fit of finishing components, with a minimum of building-site waste and on-site labour.

Buildings are intrinsically energy efficient and may be further insulated to any level.

Modular construction allows buildings to be architecturally distinctive at far less cost the with conventional construction.

High resistance to earthquake, fire, hurricane, rot, vermin, warpage, vadalism and heavy levels of daily use. High durability and low maintenance requirements cause them to retain their value.

With building sites prepared in advance, modules can be produced by the plant on a production-line basis, transported to the sites and rapidly assembled, ready for finishing. If sites are not ready, pre-sold modules can be stockpiled.

 

 

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