We are excited about the project and the opportunity to partner with Green Horizons Manufacturing and Duraform. Our separate skill sets will make this a very successful project for FEMA and Comark. We are especially proud to be able to play a part in quickly providing resources that can assist in housing needs during times of disaster
DeSoto, TX (Vocus) March 5, 2010
FEMA announced this week that the team of Comark Building Systems, Inc. (http://www.comarkbuilding.com), a national manufacturer of modular buildings, and Green Horizons Manufacturing (http://www.greenhorizonmfg.com), a developer of emergency housing applications, was awarded a contract for disaster relief housing under the FEMA Alternative Housing Project Solicitation. The award is an IDIQ, multiple task order. FEMA has awarded three suppliers initial prototype awards to provide up to 5,000 building units over a four year period.
FEMA plans to use these buildings to resupply their disaster relief housing inventory. The initial phase involves building a prototype for testing that must fulfill the performance criteria outlined by FEMA. Upon acceptance, the team will be awarded production quantities for periodic delivery to sites around the country.
One of the challenges associated with stockpiling buildings for disaster relief has been addressed by the team utilizing a patented building panel from Duraform Building Panels. This panel will not support mold growth, has extremely low levels of VOC and is noncombustible. Each living unit is 510 square feet and has two bedrooms, a kitchenette and a single bath. The units can be equipped for off-grid living with a generator or solar panels supplying the required power and holding tanks to supply potable water and collect waste water. Another feature of these structures is the speed at which these units can be set-up on site. In a matter of hours, they are ready to be occupied.
“We are excited about the project and the opportunity to partner with Green Horizons Manufacturing and Duraform. Our separate skill sets will make this a very successful project for FEMA and Comark. We are especially proud to be able to play a part in quickly providing resources that can assist in housing needs during times of disaster,” states Don Martin, CEO, Comark Building Systems, Inc.
About Comark Building Systems, Inc.
Comark Building Systems, Inc. (http://www.comarkbuilding.com), a Carlyle Group Company (http://www.carlyle.com), is a leading manufacturer of custom commercial modular buildings serving government, education and healthcare industries. Founded in 1989, Comark has grown from a small Southwestern company to a national direct-manufacturer, building several million square feet of custom modular building space each year. The company’s mission is to provide customers with a high level of building expertise and customer service.
Comark Building Systems, Inc., a Carlyle Company, 505 N. I-35 East, DeSoto, TX 75115 800-260-4007
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