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A review of prefab home and relevant issues.


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Abang Ali, Abang Abdullah and Panjehpour, Mohammad (2013) A review of prefab home and relevant issues. Constructii, 14 (1). pp. 53-60. ISSN 1221-2709

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Having an easily built house has been always one of human wishes. Prefabricated home makes this wish come true because of its affordability and fast completion. This paper gives an overview of different types of prefab home and its terminology. This review sheds light on the characterisation of prefab home, which takes the aspects of off-site technology, mass customisation, and sustainability into consideration. This paper is confined to general review of prefab home without going through different systems utilised in off-site technology. In spite of the fact that prefab home has many advantages, which are discussed in this review, it suffers from a few drawbacks which should be considered by designers. Various exploitations in this field may merit further research in future, including finding the optimum prefabricated systems among the existing systems such as roof, wall, and floor systems for different applications of prefab homes. Nevertheless, there is still a universal design and practice code for prefab homes that emphasize on green technology and sustainability yet to be discovered.


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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Keywords: Prefab home, modular home, manufactured home, off-site technology
Depositing User: Muizzudin Kaspol
Date Deposited: 30 May 2014 08:12
Last Modified: 21 Sep 2015 07:27
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/28589
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