Journal article

Prefabrication of substructures for single-detached dwellings on reactive soils: a review of existing systems and design challenges

Bertrand Teodosio, Kasun Shanaka Kristombu Baduge, Priyan Mendis, David Jeremy Heath

Australian Journal of Civil Engineering | Taylor & Francis | Published : 2019


The possible thriving Australian construction industry for residential structures has been hindered by skilled labour shortage and eventually triggered housing shortage and affordability crisis. Prefabrication is a promising method to alleviate issues related to housing shortage and affordability by reducing material wastage, construction delays, weather impacts, unexpected costs, skilled labour dependence and construction risks. The full potential of prefabricated construction is yet to be realised in part due to most of developments being focused on its superstructure. Prefabricated substructures should conform with the Ultimate Limit State (i.e. strength capacity) and the Serviceability L..

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Awarded by Australian Research Council

Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the ARC Training Centre for Advanced Manufacturing of Prefabricated Housing [IC150100023].