Design in Modular Construction by Mark Lawson

By Mark Lawson

Modular building can dramatically increase potency in development, via manufacturing unit construction of pre-engineered development devices and their supply to the positioning both as whole constructions or as huge parts. the necessary expertise and alertness are constructing swiftly, yet layout remains to be in its infancy. strong layout calls for a data of modular creation, deploy and interface concerns and likewise an figuring out of the economics and client-related merits which impact layout decisions.

Looking at 8 fresh initiatives, besides history details, this advisor provides assurance of:

  • generic varieties of module and their application
  • vertical loading, balance and robustness
  • dimensional and spacial planning
  • hybrid construction
  • cladding, providers and construction physics
  • fire security and thermal and acoustic performance
  • logistical facets – reminiscent of delivery, tolerances and secure installation.

A worthy consultant for execs and a radical advent for complex students.

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The fully glazed entrance lobbies were built in steelwork. Raines Court was commissioned, designed, and built by a partnership between architects Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, Wates Construction, and Yorkon. Installation of the 127 modules took place over a 4-week period. The contract period was only 50 weeks from start on site, saving 20 weeks relative to site-­based building methods. 8 m wide modules provide eight living/­ working units. Above are 5 storeys of two-­ bedroom apartments with a wing of three-­bedroom family accommodation to the rear.

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The indirect transfer method relies on the resistance of the edge beams to compression across their depth, and so this type of modular construction is limited to buildings of about 4 storeys in height. The direct method of load transfer through the side walls depends on the compression resistance of the C sections, which can be placed in pairs or rolled in thicker steel for higher loadings. 2. 5 m across the partially open sides of the module, depending on the building height. Even in continuously supported modules, corner posts are used to provide lifting points, and the connection points to the other modules and structural elements.

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