Shipping Pre-Fab Houses

From Chinese company ZhuoDa unveils two-story ‘3D Module Villas’ being built in less than three hours

This past Thursday morning at the International Exhibition Center Plaza in Weihai city in China, a company by the name of the ZhuoDa group showcased what is sure to be one of the most exciting developments in modular home building in recent memory: a two-story villa that was built in just three hours using a special material that the company is still keeping a secret. Of course, in addition to the quick construction process, the process also omits the need for any construction machinery in favor of ‘building block’-like modules that can be shipped in to a ‘construction site’. On July 17, ZhuoDa group showcased another 3D module home in Xi’an City.

According to the company, the new 3D modular homes are 90% fabricated within a factory similar to how smaller products such as phones or shoes are made – complete with interior decoration, wiring, plumbing, kitchen sanitary ware, furniture and other facilities already installed for the new homeowner.

The build presentation, which started promptly at 9:30 AM after a brief launching ceremony, kicked off with workers stacking each module like building blocks through a coordinated team effort using a crane.  First, the living room was assembled followed by the bedroom, kitchen and bathroom on the first floor – followed by the terrace, bedroom and utility rooms on the second floor – all in less than three hours.

I can definitely see a Six Subsectors company specializing in something like this, on an interstellar scale.

They’ll need

  • a factory: no more than TL 9 is absolutely needed, but the higher the TL the better
  • a construction team (or robots and a robot wrangler, or a mix of robots and men),
  • some anti-grav platforms,
  • and some shipping partners (it will take a wile before a company-owned starship becomes cost-effective)

This kind of cargo and crew is below-average value, in the eyes of pirates. Sure, they’ll steal the cargo and enslave/ransom the people if they can, but there are many higher-value targets out there with a better risk/reward ratio. The smarter pirates would target this ho-hum kind of trade with ‘protection fees’, occasionally whacking a mundane shipper to keep everyone else paying on a regular schedule.

“But isn’t that why we are paying taxes to the Imperial Navy?”
“They are currently fighting the Solomani far away, while the pirates are
Right Here, Right Now.”

About Alvin Plummer

I'm working to build a better world, a world that blesses Christ and is blessed by Him. I hope that you're doing the same!
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