Variation in The Construction Industry Comparison Essay by Nicky

Variation in The Construction Industry
A look at studies on prefabrication and the construction industry in Britain, Kuala Lumpur and Hong Kong.
# 128308 | 3,336 words | 51 sources | APA | 2010 | US
Published on Jul 11, 2010 in Business (Industries) , Engineering (Construction)

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The paper looks at the past and present use of prefabricated homes in Britain and Kuala Lumpur. The paper then turns to Hong Kong and explores its research on prefabricated housing. The paper discusses the prefabrication methods known as the harmony block series and fabric reinforcement, the role of re-engineering and how the construction process is sped up. The paper also addresses the function of information processing and communication and the cost of the prefabrication method. Finally, the paper considers the advantages of this construction method.

From the Paper:

"In the construction industry, there are a lot of variables that can affect how fast something is built, the quality of it, and the cost. It is important to look at construction methods from the perspective of the past, present, and future. Since the United States does not have that much literature that deals with prefabrication methods of construction, other countries such as Britain will be discussed when it comes to the past, and the Hong Kong area of China appears to have the most research available when it comes to the present day. Of course, many of the concepts can be generalized quite easily to all countries where prefabrication methods and other types of construction methods are used. Britain, Kuala Lumpur, and Hong Kong, however, will make good case study examples for what has been done and what is being done now, as well as what may be done in the future."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Anson, M., Chan, Edwin H.W., Chiang, Y.H., Choy, H.T., Hui, C.M., Raftery, J., Sharma, S., and Tse, Raymond Y.C. (2001), Hong Kong Country Report for the 7th ASIACONSTRUCT Conference, October, 2000, India (Construction Industry Development Council India). 52pp.
  • Chan, A.P.C. and Yu, A.T.W. (1999). Effecting innovation through construction process re-engineering (CPR). Australian Institute of Building Papers, 9,7-16.
  • Chan, D.W.M. (1998). Modelling Construction Durations for Public Housing Projects in Hong Kong. PhD thesis, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.
  • Chan, D.W.M. and Chan, A.P.C. (2002). Review of design and construction innovations in Hong Kong public housing. Proceedings of the International Conference on Advances in Building Technology, Faculty of Construction and Land Use, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, 4-6 December 2002, Hong Kong, (in press).
  • Chan, D.W.M. and Kumaraswamy, M.M. (1996). An evaluation of construction time performance in the building industry. Building and Environment, 31(6), 569-578.

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