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I have a new job with an architectural firm that specializes in the more technical aspects of architecture — solar design, energy analysis, building systems, all areas of special interest to me. I am currently working with manufactured housing, a term properly reserved for a factory-built house that rides to the site on its own frame and wheels, unlike "modulars," which ride on low-boy trucks. A shorter term for manufactured housing is "HUD-code" housing, reflecting the important fact that these units have been regulated by HUD since 1974 and are exempt from local building codes. You are allowed to call them "mobile homes" but not "trailers" — to the industry, it's a fourletter word. HUD-code units are in principle very similar