Prefab technology involves use of factory-manufactured components in buildings. Prefab materials include steel frames for structures, panels made of steel, cement, gypsum and other materials for floors, walls and ceilings, factory-made doors, windows.
In the process, prefab materials such as wall , sandwich panels, steel frames are used along with innovations such as the dry-wall technique. In prefab technology, the entire prefabricated house is built using architecture software. Later, components such as steel frames, wall and ceiling panels and floor tiles can be custom-made for a low cost prefabricated house.
The components are then brought to the construction site and the structure is assembled on-site. Steel frame housing for structure can have multiple stories beams and sandwich panels. Alternatively, the main structure and outer walls can be constructed using the sandwich panels for prefab houses.
Prefab home construction reduces construction time and improves the quality of the building. Though prefab materials are 15-20% cheaper than the traditional ones, higher efficiency and less wastage and labour costs can bring down the overall cost substantially for large prefab houses. They also eliminate the need for auxiliary activities such as plastering, electrical wiring and plumbing as these are done at the casting stage itself.
The use of prefab house techniques can also result in better cost efficiencies over the life span of the buildings.
By opting for low cost pre-fabricated house solutions over traditionally constructed homes, one can achieve savings both in the short term and over the life of the structure. Usually, pre-engineered or pre-fabricated houses show better performance, as factory- or assembly-line-produced homes are manufactured to stricter norms. Such building solutions use cutting edge technology and reduce the number of manufacturing defects given the strong quality checks that can be put in place.
Buildings constructed using prefab house technologies have a life span of 15-30 years, equivalent to the lifespan of structures using conventional methods.
Using prefab materials in buildings also gives flexibility in terms of expansion and modifications. Most of these buildings are modular with independent blocks that can be added or removed.
Computer-aided design and certain materials produce structures which can be easily assembled and dismantled a number of times without damage. Additionally, changes in the structure can be made on-site in a short span of time.
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