While converting shipping containers to homes has gained popularity in some circles, MEKA designs modular homes based on container-sized dimensions for ease of shipping, but without the hassle of cutting corrugated steel for doors, windows, plumbing, etc., according to treehugger.com. With a steel frame for support, MEKA builds modules from conventional building materials that are easier to work with and provide some insulation. Says Design Director Jason Halter: “It is a lot more efficient and cost-effective if you add what you need instead of trying to cut away what you don’t.” The timberframe support is sufficiently strong enough to meet hurricane requirements for Louisiana, and the factory that makes the modules already meets certification as a modular manufacturer. As MHProNews has learned, MEKA has a durable patent-pending framing system that Halter continues to focus on refining into what is structurally absolutely necessary.
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