Building design using modules
Essential design information for construction using modules
The use of modular and other lightweight forms of building construction is increasing. The benefits of off-site prefabrication and improved quality in manufacture are being realised for residential buildings, for mixed commercial/housing projects, educational and health sector buildings.
This publication reviews the basic principles of design using modular construction and addresses the opportunities to achieve a sensible level of standardisation, covering basic dimensions for planning interfaces with cladding, services and other details.
It addresses the following essential topics:
- Types of modules
− 4-sided modules
− Partially open sided modules
− Corner supported modules
- Mixed modular and panel construction
- Modules and primary structure
- Other types of modules
- Technical issues
- Dimensional planning
- Sources of information
For further details, please refer to the Technical Article, by the author, Dr R M Lawson on page 28 of this issue.
Catalogue Reference: P348
Author: R M Lawson
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