Construction Methods and Building Design Term Paper by Nicky

Construction Methods and Building Design
A look at the prefabrication and construction methods in Britain, Kuala Lumpur and Hong Kong.
# 148637 | 1,710 words | 12 sources | APA | 2011 | US
Published on Oct 28, 2011 in Engineering (Construction)

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The paper explores the research on British prefabricated homes that were constructed during the Second World War. The paper looks at the time and cost concerns of prefabricated construction methods and considers the future of these methods in Britain. The paper then looks at prefabricated construction in Kuala Lumpur and its popularity, as well as at the re-engineering processes that are ensuring higher productivity and lower fire danger in Hong Kong.

From the Paper:

"Areas of the world such as Kuala Lumpur may seem like unlikely places to think about prefabrication and construction methods, but this is not the case. Unlike Britain, that does not seem to think of prefabrication as a good idea anymore, the residents of Kuala Lumpur believe that prefabrication is a good idea. There is a housing shortage there, and a shortage of manpower as well (Use, 2003). Because of this, prefabrication can help the housing industry stay active and help people in that area get back on their feet (Use, 2003). The problem, however, is that the quality of prefabricated construction varies in different countries, so the dangers associated with it - including fire - may be much more severe in one country as compared to another."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Chan, D.W.M. and Kumaraswamy, MM. (1995). Effects of technology and site productivity on construction times of building projects in Hong Kong. Proceedings of the 16th Annual ASEM Conference, American Society for Engineering Management, 21-23 September 1995, Washington DC, USA, 309-316.
  • 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. 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. (1998). Modelling Construction Durations for Public Housing Projects in Hong Kong. PhD thesis, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.
  • Deng, Z.M., Tam, C.M. and Zeng, S.X. (1999). Continuous process improvement for shortening construction duration of public housing projects in Hong Kong. Australian Institute of Building Papers, 9, 17-28.

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