High-Turnaround and Flexibility in Design and Construction of Mass Housing

Amarjit Singh1, Rick Barnes2 & Ali Yousefpour3

1Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI 96822. 808/956-3933, fax: 808/956-5014, singh@wiliki.eng.hawaii.edu
2Research Assistant, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI 96822.
3Research Assistant, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI 96822.

Abstract

There is a tremendous housing shortage in the world that can only be overcome by innovative designs and enlightened production management. This paper presents a method for fast erection of apartment housing units that have architectural flexibility, manufacturing flexibility, and erection flexibility. The paper describes innovative jointing methods for large panel erection and presents characteristics of an appropriate structural system to correspond to the mechanical jointing and quick erection needs. Erection speeds using this method are about ten times as fast as conventional methods. Details of erection requirements and equipment are given.

Keywords

Flexibility, architecture, production, joint, precast, industrial housing, mass housing, prefabrication, structure, throughput, erection, manufacture, FMS, construction.

Files

Reference

Singh, A. , Barnes, R. & Yousefpour, A. 1999, 'High-Turnaround and Flexibility in Design and Construction of Mass Housing' In:, 7th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction. Berkeley, USA, 26-28 Jul 1999. pp 181-194

Download: BibTeX | RIS Format