Journal article

An approach for sustainable, cost-effective and optimised material design for the prefabricated non-structural components of residential buildings

M Wasim, TM Han, H Huang, M Madiyev, TD Ngo

Journal of Building Engineering | Elsevier | Published : 2020

Abstract

Offsite prefabrication of the non-structural components of residential and commercial low- and high-rise buildings is becoming increasingly popular due to its sustainability, fast on-site execution, safety and cost-effectiveness. The benefits of offsite prefabrication can be further enhanced if it is coupled with the principles of Design for Manufacturing and Assembly (DfMA), which is based on materials, labours and cost optimisation. Although DfMA has been widely used in automotive and other industries, it is not well-established in the offsite prefabricated construction industry. Moreover, there are no guidelines exist for applying DfMA in prefabricated construction. In this paper, DfMA pr..

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