Entekra™ offers a Fully-Integrated Off-Site Solution™ – or (FIOSS™) – for residential and commercial applications.
By completely integrating concept, design and engineering with off-site manufacturing and on-site assembly, Entekra optimizes the build process and delivers all structural elements of a building – prefabricated wall panels, prefabricated floor panels, prefabricated roof trusses, and all relevant materials – in component form for rapid on-site assembly.
What makes Entekra’s FIOSS unique in the U.S. market is that it is a complete system, which is custom manufactured to the exacting specifications of each project.
Not a product, but a process
FIOSS involves the following phases:
- Entekra works with the architect to fit design to exacting FIOSS specifications, while identifying and eliminating design risks before even one piece of lumber is cut.
- Information is gathered regarding finish work – windows, doors, floors, utilities, etc.
Design & Engineering
- Entekra generates CAD drawings and specs, and proceeds with necessary steps for value engineering, as well as compliance and implementation.
- All aspects of each project are continually reviewed to ensure efficiency in cost, materials, production plan, logistics and building completion.
- Detailed CAD/CAM files with all specifications are transferred into the production program to optimize the fully-automated manufacturing of the structural shell elements.
- Wall panels, floor panels, roof trusses and all relevant materials are manufactured under factory-controlled conditions with tolerances narrower than the width of a typical saw blade.
- All structural elements are sequentially loaded in reverse order to facilitate on-site efficiency and safety.
- Load is delivered to job site.
- Structural elements are sequentially off-loaded and assembled by framers with crane assistance for efficiency and safety.
- The structural shell can be assembled and made weather-tight in an average of three to four days.
- Trades can begin working as soon as the structural shell is made weather tight, with work executed on both the interior and exterior simultaneously.
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