Technical evolution of 3d modular construction from the nineteenth century to world war II

Ovando Vacarezza, Graciela and Lauret Aguirregabiria, Benito and Lirola Pérez, Juan Miguel and Castañeda Vergara, Estéfana (2014). Technical evolution of 3d modular construction from the nineteenth century to world war II. In: "2 nd International Conference on Construction and Building Research", 14-16 November 2012, Valencia, Spain.

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Title: Technical evolution of 3d modular construction from the nineteenth century to world war II
Author/s:
  • Ovando Vacarezza, Graciela
  • Lauret Aguirregabiria, Benito
  • Lirola Pérez, Juan Miguel
  • Castañeda Vergara, Estéfana
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: 2 nd International Conference on Construction and Building Research
Event Dates: 14-16 November 2012
Event Location: Valencia, Spain
Title of Book: 2 nd International Conference on Construction and Building Research
Date: 2014
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: modular housing, 3D modular building construction, prefabrication
Faculty: E.T.S. Arquitectura (UPM)
Department: Construcción y Tecnología Arquitectónica
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

3D Modular construction is poorly known and scarcely published in technical literature. In spite of that there are an increasing number of manufacturers offering their products in different countries. This method has largely evolved from early examples such as the American Gold Rush prefabrication in the nineteenth century, the Sears precut homes or Voisin´s prototypes for modular homes, to the end of the first half of the twentieth century. In this period a non negligible number of attempts in 3D modular construction have been carried out, ranging from theoretical proposals to several hundred or thousand units produced. Selected examples of modular architecture will be analyses in order to illustrate its technical evolution, concerning materials, structure, transportation and on site assembly. Success and failure factors of the different systems will be discussed. Conclusions about building criteria shown in them and their applicability in current architecture will be drawn.

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Item ID: 34107
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/34107/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:34107
Official URL: http://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-94-007-7790-3
Deposited by: Dra. Graciela Ovando Vacarezza
Deposited on: 27 Feb 2015 07:42
Last Modified: 14 May 2020 08:06
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