Journal article

Innovative Flexible Structural System Using Prefabricated Modules

Tharaka Gunawardena, Tuan Ngo, Priyan Mendis, Jose Alfano

Journal of Architectural Engineering | ASCE-AMER SOC CIVIL ENGINEERS | Published : 2016


Prefabricated modular structures are increasingly becoming popular as a strategy that can be used to achieve cost-effective and speedy construction. However, there is an absence of detailed engineering research and case studies dealing with the structural performance of this technology. Although such prefabricated modules are already used for some buildings, they cannot be categorized as exclusively modular structures because a core structure is used in most of them to carry the lateral loads. This paper gives a brief overview of prefabricated modular structures and an introductory preview into an innovative structural system that can be adopted to deliver a purely modular construction. The ..

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