What Are The Advantages And Disadvantages Of Construction

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2.6 Limitations This project will not look into creating and developing entirely new methods of construction in the New Zealand building industry. It will instead look at ways to utilise, expand on, and adapt methods of prefabrication which have already been developed (and proven to work in the New Zealand context) in a new way that will allow a high level of flexibility in the design/layout once the building has been constructed and is being occupied. 2.7 State of Knowledge By looking to the past it is possible to find out exactly what has been explored in this area and how to improve on this to create a new type of scheme Throughout the twentieth century there has been a vast amount of development and innovation in the areas of prefabricated housing, modular housing, and hybrid prefabricated or panelised systems of house…show more content…
However, prefabrication is starting to gain momentum in the New Zealand construction industry. This is explored further in the section, ‘3.0 Theoretical Review’. There are five primary typologies of prefabrication that is currently being used in New Zealand. These range from component, right through to complete prefabricated buildings. Component prefabrication is already widely used in the construction industry in New Zealand, including on buildings which aren’t considered to be prefab. This typology includes parts of the building which can be prefabricated offsite to increase productivity on site, such as assembled roof trusses or wall framing sections. Complete building prefab is when whole buildings are constructed offsite and then bought on site (usually) by truck. The main typology that will be explored in this project is panelised systems. This is where panels are constructed offsite and then delivered onsite as a flat pack set of components which are then assembled on

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