Modular Construction publication addresses the design of modular or volumetric construction, in which modular units are pre-engineered in the factory and installed on site to form rooms or parts of complete buildings. The primary structure of these modular units uses light steel components, which are designed for normal structural actions and additional forces due to lifting and other construction operations.
Modular Construction Using Light Steel Framing: An Architect’s Guide Free Download Pdf
The publication provides information suitable for use by architects and specifiers at the early stages in the design process. Details illustrate the range of structural solutions, cladding attachments, and the high degree of thermal and acoustic insulation that can be achieved. A broad value assessment of the benefits of modular construction is included which may form part of a more comprehensive cost-benefit analysis.
Examples of projects in the UK and other countries demonstrate the current applications of modular construction, which include hotels, residential buildings, renovation by attachments and roof-top extensions, and highly serviced units, such as bathrooms, kitchens and lifts.
Construction and environmental benefits are also assessed. Manufacturers’ information and a comprehensive reference list are also given.