There are three main issues that face the factory-constructed building industry in the Prairies today:
- the acceptance of foundations and anchorage that comply with CSA Z240.10.1 which provides requirements for surface foundations and is referenced in the Alberta Building Code
- permitting, inspection and acceptance of homes constructed in accordance with the Alberta Building Code
- discriminatory bylaws.
Foundations and Anchorage are discussed in Module 4 Permitting, inspection and acceptance of prefabricated homes are discussed in Module 6. Municipal bylaws are discussed in Module 7 along with some other challenges that are faced across the country.