Features which contribute to the overall cost effectiveness of LOMBARD
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
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
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
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.