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2019

Perfected the ultimate universal/standardized structural panel design in our newest full-scale prototype that is now finalized. Our newest ICS design allows for structures/homes to be easily constructed, disassembled and reconstructed in a...
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2014

To expedite our goal of providing "better shelters for mankind" ICS is now an "Open Source Technology". Oregonized Builders will work/consult with your company (for a reasonable fee) to implement the ICS Technology for your particular application.


2007-2013

Oregonized Builders™ actively seeks Investors and Professional Partners to join our team. We plan to launch into Phase II of our Growth Plan, and begin with production.
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2006

Oregonized Builders™ Successfully completes Phase I of its Three Phase Growth Plan under support of the Small Business Innovation Research program. Read More...

ICS Article Featured in the National Trade Magazine Automated Builder Read More...

 Investor Info

ICS Inventor seeks Investment Partners. More info...

ICS Highlights

ICS "GREEN" Dream
The goal of our ICS Green Dream is to ultimately build Interlocking, Self-Sufficient Homes that better protect Mankind and the Earth.
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ICS Test Home
The world's first ICS Test Home was assembled in August 2005. The stages of construction were recorded from start to finish. Read More...


Testing Success! Structural Testing on the Interlocking Construction System™ has shown superior structural strength over conventional residential construction methods. Structural Testing of Walls and Floors performed at the Gene D. Knudson Wood Engineering Laboratory. Read More...

ICS advances Building Technology into the 21st Century.

This Building Technology simplifies the manufacturing, handling, and on-site assembly process of modern housing. The innovative building process utilizes building panels which are small, standard-size segments of the entire structure. ICS panels quickly interlock together onsite without fasteners, resulting in a completely prefinished home with preinstalled electrical, plumbing, etc... while providing superior overall structural integrity.

ICS Building Advantages Real World Applications
  Low Cost, Affordable Housing
  Superior, Longer Lasting Structures.
  Quick on-site construction.
  Pre-installed Electrical, Plumbing, etc...
  ICS Panels are completely prefinished.
  No cranes or special transport required.
  ICS Panels are Reusable in future projects.
  Permanent Rural and Export Housing.
  Housing for disaster and emergency relief victims.
  Non-Residential offices, schools, or storage units.
  Military Housing, Outpost Structures
  Commercial and agricultural buildings
  Recreational/Camping Shelters
  Self-Sufficient, Eco-Friendly Housing

Full-Scale ICS Manufacturing Benefits

  An efficient assembly/production line approach (much like automobiles) can be realized by concentrating lean manufacturing technology to automate the production of a limited combination of smaller “standard sized” ICS panel/sections, thus reaching a production level not possible in today’s manufactured/modular housing plants (where a multiple combinations of full sized components are conventionally framed in-plant) or on-site in custom construction.

  The complete pre-finishing and preserving of these standardized ICS panel/sections can be more efficiently accomplished along the assembly/production line to produce a higher quality, longer lasting building component, compared to finishing full-sized components of modular and manufactured housing in-plant, or on-site construction using conventional finish application processes.

Current Building Technologies invented in the 19th Century

  With the advent of the two-by-four and stick framing, Current Building Technologies were first invented in the mid 1830's and designed around a better quality material resource.

  The lifespan and structural integrity of Homes built today is much less than that of Homes built over 50 or more years ago, consequently they're requiring major repairs within their first few decades of service.

Current Building Technologies invented in the 19th Century

  Our newest ICS design allows for structures/homes to be easily constructed, disassembled and reconstructed in a multitude of floor plans, as in the original ICS but now each/every individual universal/standardized structural panel can be easily removed/replaced (independently) during or after construction . Additionally, there no longer any need to build the electrical/plumbing/utilities into custom ICS building panels, since now they all can be run easily through seperate, built-in cavities/chases which are easily accessed by removing interlocking access panels.
The ICS is the only Class lll panelized building system (Morse-Fortier 1995*) in existence (from our extensive research), and this advanced building system now offers a genuine solution to help the homeless (or renters) hurdle the ever growing gap to acquire real (safe) affordable housing, via scale-able structures.

  This means that a person could purchase enough (pre-finished) universal, standard-sized ICS panel/sections to build a small, superior strength structure/home (they can afford now) and purchase additional ICS panel/sections while reusing the original ones in a larger structure/home that "grows" with them, building equity panel-by-panel.

* The first attempts to classify panelized systems began over four decades ago, as construction methods began to lean toward more cost effective designs (Dietz, 1974). A more recent study of panelized systems has categorized current panelized technology into three distinct classes: Class I, Class II, and Class III (Morse-Fortier,1995). Class I, and Class II are currently available. The third classification (Class III) of panelized systems, (until the ICS technology) exist only in theory and to date, no other practical research existed on the properties of these designs. Class III panelized systems are defined in this study, as being based on standard and interchangeable structural panels, whose design integrates panels and their connections. The Class III system is the most complex in design, because the panels function as a structural component in addition to serving as a part of the buildings envelope. However, it is also suggested that it is within this class the greatest innovations are likely to be found (Morse-Fortier,1995).

References:
Dietz, A.G.H. (1974) Dwelling House Construction. MIT Press, Cambridge Mass.
Morse-Fortier, L. (1995) "Structural Implications of Increased Panel Use in Wood-Frame Buildings." Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE, 1221(6), 995-1003.