Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Buildoffsite





There’s renewed interest in what used to be called prefabricated construction, although its slightly negative connotations seem to have led to its rebranding as ‘off-site construction’. A good starting point for information is the website of Buildoffsite, an industry-wide campaigning body that promotes the greater uptake of offsite techniques. It includes some useful case studies from a variety of sectors; briefings; and downloadable presentations. I’ve also just added to library stock one of the few books on the subject: ‘Prefab prototypes: site-specific design for offsite construction’ by Mark and Peter Anderson.
Link: www.buildoffsite.org
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