Priton manufacturing
Priton manufacturing
Priton manufacturing

Manufacturing

At Priton, we have been able to create a new way of manufacturing that allows us to consistently produce an extremely high level of quality, affordability and strength in our homes. Our proprietary panelized wall system and patented, specially-engineered cement are produced at our state-of-the-art manufacturing plant in Milton, Florida. The combination of our roof and panel system with a foundation creates a monolithic structure with structural strength far superior to other affordable housing on the market. And we’ve devised the manufacturing process to make the final assembly as quick and easy as possible.

EXTERIOR WALL PANEL SYSTEM

EXTRAORDINARY PERFORMANCE

Priton’s panels consist of a layer of specially-engineered cement surrounding a steel-wrapped styrofoam core. The combination of our quick-setting magnesium-based cement mixture and an internal steel/styrofoam core system creates a unique high-performance “composite” panel system, each piece working in conjunction with the others to strengthen the structure as a whole. Our panels are manufactured in an assembly line process which consists of three different production runs, producing panels every two to three minutes with molds never leaving the conveyer line. Once the panels are finished and removed, the form travels back to repeat the process. Our plastic form system can be de-molded and made ready for shipping anywhere in the world within 24 hours. The internal panels are made of foam with studs on the interior, installed in the same way as the exterior walls, drilled into slabs and trusses, and finished with a proprietary ceramic coating to simulate the appearance of sheet rock. Both the electrical and plumbing systems are worked directly into the panel system.

Steel frame

Insulation

Cement skins and fiberglass mesh

Finished Panel

Steel Frame

The panels’ steel frame provides high tensile and structural strength, with three studs per panel.

Insulation

The use of styrofoam provides high insulation value but is lightweight and easy to cut and mold, as well as being a low noise conductor.

Fiberglass mesh

Fiberglass mesh offers high tensile strength and works easily into the cement.

Cement

Quick-setting cement provides our panels’ high compression and flexure strength, along with low thermal conductivity. It bonds strongly to both the styrofoam and to itself. The cement is fireproof, waterproof, and resistant to mold and mildew.

AXIAL TESTING

This test measures the capability of a panel to support a graduating vertical load until failure. The key measurements in this test are applied load prior to failure and failure load at pounds per linear feet. The Priton panel had a maximum load at failure of 37,000 pounds and a failure load equivalent to 9250 pounds per linear foot. Axial load expectation for normal house panels is approximately 6000 pounds.


FLEXURE TESTING

This test measures the ability of a panel to withstand an applied load, increasing gradually until failure to hold the load. The two key measurements were applied load to failure and amount of deflection. The Priton panel withstood a load without any cracking up to 4,000 pounds and ultimately failed at 6370 pounds. This is equivalent to 199 pounds per square foot. As a reference, the Miami-Dade required wind load for housing is 50 pounds per square foot. The deflection at failure was just over 1.2 inches.


RACKING-SHEAR TESTING

This test measures the ability of connected panels to withstand an increasing lateral racking load applied to the plane of the panel. The key measurement in this test is applied lateral racking load and lateral deflection. The Priton panel withstood an applied load of 12,600 pounds which is equivalent to 1575 pounds per linear foot. The net lateral deflection was just over 1.25 inches. Note that the standard racking-shear load for houses is approximately 2400 pounds.

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ROOF SYSTEM

STRUCTURALLY SOUND, ENERGY EFFICIENT

Priton’s roof system arrives at your construction site as a kit manufactured for ease of on-site assembly. The system is composed of lightweight trusses, which come partially assembled and include all necessary fasteners for rapid final assembly requiring only simple electric screw guns; hat channel members which secure spacing for the trusses and allow a solid structure for attaching our roof sheeting; rolls of thin, foil-backed radiant barrier insulation; and a steel roof package with all major pieces pre-cut to length to minimize any field modification. The system is anchored to the foundation, providing strength and security.

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MyHouse cross section

U-Channels highlighted

Interior cut-away view

Tension rod highlighted

STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY

BUILT TO PROTECT, BUILT TO LAST

Priton’s homes are built to withstand some of the harshest conditions in the world, from earthquakes to hurricane-force winds. Our roof system is connected to the house’s foundation though its walls. Upper and lower U-channels affix the wall panels to both the roof and the foundation, resulting in an extremely strong and monolithic structure. The house is resistant to wind loads up to 181 miles per second.

Tension Rod

Tension rod is 3/4” galvanized All-Thread anchored two and a half inches into the foundation and bolted to the trusses with a hurricane strap.

U-Channels

U-channels are bolted to the panels, trusses, and foundation to facilitate panel to panel connection. The panels slide into upper and lower channels.

ROOF ATTACHMENT

The tension rod and U-channel are bolted to the truss with a hurricane strap, while the upper U-channels are bolted into the panels.

FOUNDATION ATTACHMENT

U-channels and tension rod are anchored into the foundation, while the panels slide into the channels.

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Explore

Now that you have seen the advancements we have made in our manufacturing process, please take a look at how we have applied the same innovative thinking to our Shipping and Delivery system. You can also explore the MyHouse section of our site to see how our construction system has been applied to make MyHouse the best option for your development project.

If you are ready to talk to one of our representatives please go to Next Steps for more details.

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