Lyon KISB Concept In modular construction, typically there are two companies working together: “the construction company” that performs the site work and “the factory” which builds the modules.
Lyon Modular is unique/differentiated in the industry in that it is capable of handling the entire process – from concept to final certificate of occupancy. The company will perform civil engineering, architectural design, state approval, local jurisdiction approval, rough and finish grading, infrastructure, underground utilities, streets, curb and gutters, pad construction, KISB patented foundations, landscaping, factory production, delivery and final installation.
All of the factory-built components are handled by Lyon Modular.
Lyon has in house logistics for transportation to the construction site. From that point on Lyon staff handles the actual on site install and final components to complete the KISB multifamily project.
1. The 9 KISB Modules are constructed specially designed 9 assembly lines, with a completed unit rolling off every 8 hours per line.
2. Finish work is completed which includes flooring, fixtures, appliances and other interior and exterior materials.
3. Completed modules are sealed with reuse panels and carefully prepared for transit to construction site.
4. The 9 Modules are picked up and transported to site.
5. The 9 Modules assembled at construction site into a finished 6 unit multifamily building.
6. Finishing work completed and following inspections the multifamily unit is ready to occupy.
A modular property, like any traditional “site-built” structure, can be any size and style – and is designed and engineered to meet state-specific building codes.
Although sometimes confused, these are distinctly different from “manufactured homes,” which are more like the homes found within RV parks. Modular properties are constructed to attach to a permanent foundation, customized for a particular lot or application and are virtually the same in finished appearance to site-built structures.
Business Insider quotes The Modular Building Institute’s definition:
“Modular construction is a process in which a building is constructed offsite, under controlled plant conditions, using the same materials and designing to the same codes and standards as conventionally built facilities – but in about half the time. Buildings are produced in “modules” that when put together onsite, reflect the identical design intent and specifications of the most sophisticated site-built facilities – without compromise.”
One of the most important things to understand about modular construction is that it is not a product or a style of home, but a “construction technique.” Virtually any style home you can built using traditional construction techniques can be built with modular construction. Ranches, cape cods, two-story homes – no matter what type of home the public chooses, it can be built faster, better and for less using modular construction.
Here are some important points in reference to modular construction:
• Modular homes and commercial buildings are built to the same IRC (International Residential Code) and local building codes as onsite built structures.
• Like the automobile industry, factory conditions allow for higher quality home building standards without higher costs. At Lyon, you get a precision built multifamily unit that is likely built better than it could have ever been onsite. All without any extra costs for quality.
• The structure will not be subjected to bad weather, rain and the elements – not only eliminating delays, but preventing future problems arising from warped wood, mold and weather damages during construction.
• Neighbors love not being subjected to a year or more of hammers and saws whirling all hours of the day.
• Construction uses the same, if not better materials, and adheres to the same building codes as traditional construction. The difference with modular construction is that these materials are assembled, or “pre-built,” inside of a factory facility – controlling quality and cost. Imagine what it would mean to the cost and quality of a consumer’s next car if it were assembled in their driveway, subjected to rainy or snowy conditions as it’s being built. This makes it easy to understand why modular is the natural next step for new home and commercial building construction.
To some extent, they are. The building industry has been moving toward modular construction for many years. Cabinets, windows, roof trusses and door systems are no longer fabricated onsite, but rather built-in modern factories and delivered to the site. These modular components have significantly increased quality, lowered costs and accelerated construction schedules for homebuilders, homeowners, developers and enterprises everywhere.
A typical site-built home may use up to 30% modularized components. Some builders have even extended this approach to include larger components, such as panelized walls and pre-formed concrete foundation systems. Full modular construction is simply the next logical step in this evolution. Lyon builds homes that are 90% complete in the factory. Thousands of homes every year are now built using modular construction techniques, and those numbers will continue to grow as more and more homeowners and builders discover the clear advantages of modular construction.
Some additional modular facts:
• Individual modules are up to 90% complete when shipped from the factory to the site. All walls, flooring, ceilings, stairs, carpeting, and even wall finishes are completed in the factory before shipment.
• Once all building materials arrive at the factory, Lyon can assemble modules in a 8 hour shift day.
• Aside from any cost savings, modular benefit from the short assembly time, reducing any amount of weather damage or site vandalism. Over the life of the unit, modular save money due to their incredible efficiency.
• Modular construction is quickly becoming the method of choice by developers, and general contractors who want a quality, precision built, eco-friendly structures. Lyon Modular takes this concept to an entirely new level with its “KISB” vision.
The Master Plan Feasibility Study and Conceptual Budget is conducted with an initial site inspection of the property to determine the route accessibility, the topography and availability of utilities. The company does extensive research with the local jurisdiction to determine zoning; setback/height requirements; developmental/mitigation fees; architectural restrictions; and permit costs. The staff identifies the needs and challenges each location presents.
Lyon will create a detailed preliminary construction (Step One) budget based on MPC design. This will include, but is not limited to, grading, foundation, fabrication, installation and finish of the unit, site improvements, development and/or permit fees and all items necessary to complete the entire scope of the project. This budget can also be used to obtain a pre-qualification for construction financing.
State-licensed engineering teams complete all structural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire suppression and civil engineering. These drawings become part of the approval submittal package.
If local planning approval is required and is satisfied, the offsite modular plans are then submitted to a state-approved third-party agency, not the local jurisdiction. Then, along with the State approved plans, Lyon submits the site and building plans to the local jurisdiction, eliminating much of the back-and-forth review process with the local building department. This process can potentially save several months in obtaining building permits.
Site Construction and Off-Site Fabrication
While Lyon Offsite Development Company is completing the foundation, the Lyon Modular Factory is busy completing the structure. The multi-tiered state licensed inspection, supervision and quality control system ensures the highest quality product while conforming to all applicable building codes and industry standards.
With the foundation complete and inspected by the local jurisdiction, the site is ready to receive the modules. In one day, the bare foundation transforms into a complete structure. The 9 modules arrive on their individual carriers and are lifted into place by a massive crane. Since the modules arrive with windows, doors, plumbing, electrical, heating and air conditioning, drywall, cabinets, fixtures and appliances in place, the finish process is greatly abbreviated. The finished process can be as short as 30 days in duration. Any related site work, such as landscaping, can now be completed.
The local jurisdiction inspects the structural hardware connecting the modules to the foundation – and to each other. It then releases the project for utility connections and subsequent certificate of occupancy.
Lyon Modular engineers and builds the lowest voltage, lowest amperage multi-family buildings in the industry.
Lyon achieve this through a unique/differentiated combination of solar technology and our painstakingly engineered energy management system, as well as our battery backup components to create a smart home ecosystem like no other in the world.
• Homes built with traditional construction methods are typically not designed to run 100% on solar energy and batteries. A Lyon engineered multifamily features high efficiency heat pump technology, low voltage DC lighting and other trade secrets to maximize the use of superior solar and battery solutions. The combination of a Lyon net-zero engineered multifamily unit, paired with solar and battery engineering, creates the most efficient in the industry. Uniquely Engineered Energy Storage Solutions
• For many Lyon Multifamily units, energy technology is leveraged as a part of engineering the lowest amperage, lowest voltage buildings in the world. Lyon energy offers roof systems with built-in solar cells and storage batteries. The concept behind the technology is that a solar panels power a home during the day, and the battery stores electricity for use at night when no sunlight is available.
• Highly efficient battery technology may also be employed by engineers across select proprieties.
Lyon Modular was born due to necessity in the marketplace. The Northern Nevada area is in need of over 25,000 Workforce Housing Units today. Lyon is building master planned communities to address this need. Lyon is shattering pre-conceived/inaccurate perceptions of modular construction by designing and building beautiful, technologically advanced multifamily properties with top quality materials paired with unmatched sustainability technology solutions. Over the last 10 years, modular construction has grown at a tremendous rate, partly due to demand and partly due to developers and other industry entities discovering the speed, lower cost and convenience of building in a climate-controlled environment (superior quality control and an end product equal to, or better than site-built structures).
• The Lyon Modular Factory are designed to be Net-Zero modular factories (featuring the combination of solar and highly engineered energy management systems), kickstart a completely new era for the construction industry.
The 165 acres of land is located in Silver Springs Nevada in Lyon County. Lyon has the Option to Purchase the site for aprox $4 million as part of this financing plan.
This very unique site, which is located on Hwy 95 by the intersection with Hwy 50 with full railroad access for raw material delivery and storage.
The Lyon Factory will consist of (5) 100,000 square foot facilities. The first 3 buildings will consist of assembly lines, on building per floor of the KISB 3 story structure. The other 2 building will be the components factories, building the windows, doors, cabinets, solar panels, and other items used in the KISB design. The factory buildings are built in phases. Each factory building takes about six months from start to finish. The company begins with the first three months focused on foundation, grading and utility work, while the factory building itself is being produced off-site. The 5 building will be started one each 60 days until all 5 building are complete. (18 Months to complete all 5 buildings).
Once the foundation is ready, the factory is installed in pieces, which usually takes about 50-60 days to complete.
Each Lyon factory structure is a custom designed clear spanned steel framed building – consisting of 100,000+ sq. ft. with 3 assembly lines, with a overhead crane at the end of the assembly lines to pick up the KISB box and place on the trucks for transport.