Industrialized technology of one-family houses

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ConferenceResearch into Practice: The Challenge of Application. 5th CIB Congress: 1971-06, Versailles, France
Pages491496; # of pages: 6
Subjectprefabricated construction; wood frame construction; construction technology; building codes; building economics; Housing technology; construction prefabriquee; construction a ossature de bois; technologie de la construction; code du batiment; economie de la construction
AbstractWood-frame construction, a system used extensively in Canada for single-family houses, is adaptable to both factory production and on site construction -- the degree of prefabrication being dictated largely by economics. This report discusses the "industrialization" of the wood-frame system through developments in materials and construction techniques and cites cost studies and indices which illustrate changes that are taking place. The role of factory production and mobile homes are briefly reviewed and the impact of research and building regulations on industrialization are considered.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number12578
NPARC number20374344
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Record identifier393926aa-ff4f-4aa5-8e3f-4c9ff297bb2e
Record created2012-07-23
Record modified2016-05-09
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