Determining the Level of Prefabricated Module Requirements in Offsite Construction
Seidu, R., Jin, R., Young, B., Ebohon, O. and Yizhe Lu (2022). Determining the Level of Prefabricated Module Requirements in Offsite Construction. Proceedings of the 5th European International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management. Rome, Italy 26 Jul - 28 Aug 2022 Scopus.
|Authors||Seidu, R., Jin, R., Young, B., Ebohon, O. and Yizhe Lu|
Offsite construction technique presents substantially speedier construction processes whilst lowering construction wastes. The level of prefabricated for offsite construction projects depend largely on the amount of complexity and the level of prefabricated components, which can be classified into two levels such as 2D penalized and 3D volumetric construction. However, there is often no specific method adoptable for determining the level of prefabrication construction. This research aims to determine the level of prefabrication requirement for offsite construction and their significance. An online database collected for offsite construction projects was analysed with decision making models. The results revealed that the building volume, i.e., the building footprint and height were the most influential factors. Furthermore, three other factors related to timber material, low-income target user, and residential function of prefabricated projects were also identified crucial in deciding the prefabrication level. The research concluded with certain guidance recommended for choosing the appropriate prefabrication level for building construction. For example, penalized construction generally had higher level of implementation than volumetric construction in prefabrication.
|Keywords||Building performance, Offsite construction, prefabrication level, Determining factor, Penalized construction, Volumetric construction.|
|Web address (URL)||http://ieomsociety.org/rome2022/|
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|26 Jul 2022|
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|Deposited||10 Aug 2022|
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