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Title: An analysis on : the potential of prefabricated construction industry
Author: Chiu, Stephen Tse-Lun
Subject Keywords Prefabrication;Prefabricated housing;Prefabricated construction;Industrialization;Offsite assembly;Mass production;Assembly line production
Issue Date: 2012-04-09
Publicly Available in cIRcle 2012-07-23
Series/Report no. University of British Columbia, Forestry Undergraduate Essays/Theses, 2011 winter session, WOOD 493
Abstract: Prefabricated houses are constructed with components manufactured off-site. In the past, prefabricated homes were often criticized as being monotonic and poor in quality; however, recent modernist movement has stirred interest in prefabricated building methods once again. Industry leaders argue and debate on almost all aspects of prefabrications. This paper focuses on six factors of prefabrication: cost, time, quality, environment, design capability and safety. Based on analysis, it was found that the greatest strength of prefabricated housing lies in its cost and time saving, and the greatest weaknesses lies in prefabricated housing’s incapability to deliver customized designs.
Affiliation: Forestry, Faculty of
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2429/42792
Peer Review Status: Unreviewed
Scholarly Level: Undergraduate

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