Danby, Ali and Painting, N.J. (2007) Interface problems with volumetric prefabrication In: Construction Management and Economics 25 year Conference, 16-18 Jul 2007, University of Reading, UK.
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Modern Methods of Construction can assist the construction industry to achieve higher levels of production and a higher quality of product. They are being promoted by the UK government and are seen by some as a panacea to the ills of the construction industry. Prefabrication does however need to be integrated with more traditional methods of construction and this interface is often problematic. The aim of this work is to identify these interfaces and to facilitate an understanding of how problems arise. The research included interviews with team members from a key prefabrication provider and selective questionnaires from contractors managing (and not managing) projects using elements of prefabrication. A lack of understanding between prefabrication specialists and those providing more traditionally built infrastructure was found to create problematic working relationships and good communication was found to be a key factor in successful projects. The various types of interface are mapped and then set against the parties involved and their timing within the project.
|Item Type:||Contribution to conference proceedings in the public domain ( Full Paper)|
|Subjects:||K000 Architecture, Building and Planning > K200 Building|
|Faculties:||Faculty of Science and Engineering > School of Environment and Technology > Sustainable Construction and Environmental Planning|
|Depositing User:||editor environment|
|Date Deposited:||11 Mar 2010|
|Last Modified:||10 Nov 2015 14:58|
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