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Application of modular construction in high-rise buildings

Lawson, RM, Ogden, RG and Bergin, R (2012) Application of modular construction in high-rise buildings Journal of Architectural Engineering, 18 (2). pp. 148-154.

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Modular construction is widely used in Europe for multi-story residential buildings. A review of modular technologies is presented, which shows how the basic cellular approach in modular construction may be applied to a wide range of building forms and heights. Case studies on 12-, 17-, and 25-story modular buildings give design and constructional information for these relatively tall buildings. The case studies also show how the structural action of modular systems affects the architectural design concept of the building. The combination of modules with steel or concrete frames increases the range of design opportunities, particularly for mixed-use commercial and residential buildings. An overview of the sustainability benefits and economics of modular construction is presented based on these case studies. © 2012 American Society of Civil Engineers.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Surrey research (other units)
Authors :
Ogden, RG
Bergin, R
Date : 1 June 2012
DOI : 10.1061/(ASCE)AE.1943-5568.0000057
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 17 May 2017 12:31
Last Modified : 24 Jan 2020 22:24

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