The study presented here shows that by mass producing deckhouses at a properly laid out and equipped location and by using the proposed simplified design, the total cost per ship on a five ship contract can be reduced by $258,300. In a five ship program these results form a 16.4% saving on the cost of deckhouses, however in a program requiring as many as 20 deckhouses, this benefit could be increased to 25.5%. In order to realize these savings, special facilites costing about $800,000 are required. The key features of such a modular construction program that make the concept feasible and economical are: (1) ideal working facilities without interference and over-lapping of trades; (2) pre-assembly of many repetitious items; (3) simplification of construction; (4) mass production, and (5) the vertical configuration of the modules. This report concludes with recommendations as to future studies which may produce further cost savings. By such means the competitiveness of the U.S. Merchant Marine can be increased and the cost of the U.S. Government in the form of subsidies may be reduced.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This document is available for review at the Department of Commerce Library, Main Commerce Building, Washington, D.C., under reference number H-4-5475.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Henry (JJ) Company, Incorporated

    Moorsetown, NJ  United States 
  • Publication Date: 1967

Media Info

  • Pagination: 86 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00027039
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 5475
  • Contract Numbers: MA-4358
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 14 1973 12:00AM