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An optimum construction strategy for multi-story residential prefabricated modular buildings

undefined Thalpe Guruge, undefined Samarasinghe, undefined Gunawardena, T Nguyen, P Mendis, T Ngo, L Aye

ZEMCH Network | Published : 2018

Abstract

Prefabrication is recognised as the way forward in building construction by the industry as it delivers quality yet affordable mass customisable houses faster than traditional on-site construction. The prefabrication of multi-story buildings transforms traditional construction into off-site manufacturing of repetitive components. Currently there are three main structural systems being adopted for modular multi-story buildings; 1) Building with a rigid in-situ central core to which the modules are connected, 2) A podium structure which acts as a base where modules are placed on top of it, 3) Fully modular structure with strategically placed load bearing modules. Current investigations on thes..

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