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Off-site Fabrication: Prefabrication, Pre-assembly and Modularisation

Off-site Fabrication: Prefabrication, Pre-assembly and Modularisation

ISBN: 978-0-470-37836-6

Oct 1999

288 pages

Select type: Hardcover

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Description

off-site fabrication Off-site fabrication is a topic of international interest and provides an effective construction technique in terms of quality, time, cost, function, productivity and safety. It is adopted worldwide as the ideal means of producing an immense array of elements from structural members, cladding units, bathrooms to fully-finished modular buildings. This practical book provides a complete guide to the subject, covering the principles, applications and implications for design and construction. Numerous case studies and examples from around the world illustrate the flexibility and adaptability of off-site fabrication. Practitioners, researchers and students in civil and structural engineering, building and construction, construction management and related subjects, will find the book provides excellent guidance to the technology and its effective implementation.
CONTEXT.

Scope of Off-Site Fabrication.

Codification of Off-Site Fabrication.

HistoricalContext.

InternationalContext.

PRINCIPLES.

Understanding the Key Issues.

Time.

Cost.

Quality.

Predictability and Reliability.

Productivity.

Safety, Health and Environment.

Interfaces and Coordination.

Implementing Innovations from other Industries.

Re-Usability and Relocatability.

Developing a Project-Wide Strategy for Off-Site Fabrication.

APPLICATIONS.

Residential Applications.

Light Industrial Applications.

Commercial Applications.

Retail Applications.

Institutional Applications (Schools, Universities, etc.).

Civil Engineering Applications.

Engineering Construction Applications.

Offshore Applications.

Building Services Applications.

Temporary, Emergency and Relocatable Applications.

Remote Sites Applications.

Refurbishment Applications.

CASE STUDIES.

Non-Volumetric Off-Site Fabrication Case Studies.

Volumetric Off-Site Fabrication Applications.

Modular Buildings Off-Site Fabrication Applications.

On-Site Pre-Assembly.

IMPLICATIONS.

Procurement Strategy.

Interface Management.

Design Implications.

Information Technology.

Pre-Installation Trial Assemblies.

Transportation and Installation.

Optimising and Organising On-Site Work, Including Maintenance Requirements.

Re-Training and Reskilling.

ACTION.

Project-Wide Strategy for Off-Site Fabrication.

Project Characteristics and Off-Site Fabrication.

Applying the Strategy to Optimise Benefits.

Appendices.

Index.