REQUIRED INFORMATION FOR ACCEPTANCE OF MODULAR/PANELIZED HOUSING UNITS
The manufacturer or sponsor of modular/panelized housing units wishing to participate in the Rural Development Rural Housing programs shall submit to the Rural Development State Director having jurisdiction over the state in which the proposed housing is to be manufactured, two complete sets of the information listed below for evaluation. Submissions not including all the information requested will be returned.
1. Name and location of organization, including titles and names of its principal officers.
2. A brief description of plant facilities.
3. Extent of intended market distribution, including a list of any other states in which units will be marketed.
4. The method of quality control during site installation.
5. A copy of the applicable current HUD Structural Engineering Bulletin (SEB), Regional Letter of Acceptance (RLA), or Area Letter of Acceptance (ALA).
6. A current factory inspection report made within 6 months by HUD or HUD authorized agency.
7. Name and address of any third party inspection agency.
8. Location of nearest assembled product for inspection.
9. Field manuals for site installation and/or set-up procedures.
10. Specifications or descriptions of materials using either Form RD-1924-2, (HUD-FHA Form 2005), "Description of Materials," including sizes, species and grade of all building and finishing materials. All blanks should be filled and additional sheets may be attached as well as equipment manufacturer's brochures. Use an asterisk (*) to denote all item of onsite construction that will be provided by the builder-dealer. The builder-dealer must complete a form for the builder-dealer's portion of the work. Use N/A in any blank which is not applicable.
11. Names and addresses of other public and private agencies which have rendered or been asked to render a technical suitability or acceptance determination with respect to the products or structural methods employed.
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12. Written certification that construction drawings and specifications conform with the applicable development standard.
13. Any other pertinent information.
14. An index of all documents submitted.
B. Working Drawings. For emphasis as to the details required for modular/panelized housing proposals, the following items are listed in addition to and in more detail than the requirements in Exhibit C of this subpart. In some cases, the drawing presentation sheers maybe required to be reduced to 200 mm by 266 mm (8 x 10 1/2 inches) sheet size:
1. Foundation and/or Basement Plan. This plan shall include anchorage details, exterior and interior dimensions, typical footings, wall thickness, pilaster sizes and locations, column or pier sizes and locations and girders required to support the structures. Show location of all equipment (furnace, water heater, laundry tubs, sump, etc.) floor drains, electrical outlets, electrical entrance panels, and all doors and windows or crawl space vents with all sizes indicated.
2. Floor Plans of all levels. Show square footage of each habitable room with square footage of each area of natural limit and ventilation. In addition, a design sketch scaled properly to illustrate a typical furniture arrangement for all habitable levels is required to indicate intended occupancy functions of the design. A window and door schedule should also be provided indicating glazed size, sash size, and thermal conductance of each type.
3. All exterior elevations including openings and sizes; wall finish materials, flashing, finish grades intended, depth of footings when known, finish floor, ceiling heights, roof slope, location of downspouts, gutters, vents for both structural spaces and for equipment. Indicate construction joint locations and details of connections between sections, modules or components.
4. Building cross sections showing size and spaces of all framing members from lowest member (bottom of footing) to highest point of roof (ridge) plus:
(a) Type of material and method of application of all covering materials, such as subflooring, combination subflooring and underlayment, sheathing, and interior and exterior finishes;
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(b) Complete details including computations of trussed rafter systems with the architect/engineer's stamp of those responsible for the design.
(c) Details of installation and vapor barrier installation and attic ventilation. If the thermal characteristics to be provided are determined according to the optional method for overall structure performance allowed in Exhibit D of this subpart, the submission and complete engineering calculations with all details of construction shall be sent to Administrator, Attn. PSS, Rural Development Washington, D.C. 20250, for analysis as prescribed in paragraph IV C of Exhibit D of this subpart.
(d) Special details as necessary to show any special features of construction, including method of fabricating, erection, joining, and finishing of all elements; and
(e) Details and sections of stairways including all critical dimensions, such as, riser, run and headroom.
5. Interior elevations of kitchen cabinets and bathroom elevations with schedule of all shelf, counter-top and drawer footage. Indicate whether kitchen cabinets are to be custom made for each model or made for are model by a cabinet manufacturing company.
6. Plumbing schematics, including pipe materials, sizes and planning code compliance.
7. Heating plan, including heat loss of each room, is needed for heating systems, sizings and capacities, forced air, electric baseboard, or electric space heaters and, if applicable, heat gain. For forced air systems, include supply and return duct layout and location of appropriate diffusers.
8. Electrical plan, including circuit chart or diagram.
9. Any other pertinent facts or drawings that will better explain why and how certain unusual materials or structural methods are employed.