Using Prefabricated Building to Address Housing Needs in Libya: A Study based on Local Expert Perspectives

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El-Abidid, K.M.A., Ofori, G., Zakaria, S.A.S. and Aziz, A.R.A. (2019). Using Prefabricated Building to Address Housing Needs in Libya: A Study based on Local Expert Perspectives. Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering. pp. 1-16.
AuthorsEl-Abidid, K.M.A., Ofori, G., Zakaria, S.A.S. and Aziz, A.R.A.
Abstract

The use of prefabricated building systems offers considerable advantages in cases wherein extensive solutions to housing problems are immediately required. However, this system’s share in the overall building housing market in Libya is nearly negligible. This study attempts to explore the current situation of prefabricated building systems and their potential to address Libyan housing conditions. The perspectives of local experts in the construction industry are mainly considered. Qualitative analysis is conducted by using information obtained from interviews. Results show that prefabricated building can improve the Libyan housing industry; however, government and prospective practitioners who lack information, knowledge, and know-how of prefabricated building applications are often prejudiced against their use. Most of the interviewees also cannot fully provide conceptual or policy guidelines, which may serve as the starting point for the development of prefabricated building in Libya.

Year2019
JournalArabian Journal for Science and Engineering
Journal citationpp. 1-16
PublisherSpringer
ISSN1319-8025
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1007/s13369-019-03997-2
Web address (URL)https://doi.org/10.1007/s13369-019-03997-2
Publication dates
Online25 Jul 2019
Publication process dates
Accepted24 Jun 2019
Deposited21 Aug 2019
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