Technology: Prefabricated Structures

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Mass Effect

When colonizing a planet, corporations will often make use of prefabricated, or 'pre-fab' structures to quickly and easily deploy a base of operations. These residential structures feature full living quarters and a large solarium from which residents may observe the planet's surface.

While most human colonies have the support of the Alliance military or some corporate-sponsored defense contractor, many civilian colonists choose to keep a small stock of armaments in their home. These weapons are a last resort, but are often critical to staving off a pirate attack until support arrives.