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The future drivers of prefabricated houses usage in Malaysia

Mt. Aznam, Muhammad Qusyairi and Abdullah, Nor Hazana (2017) The future drivers of prefabricated houses usage in Malaysia. In: Foresight Studies in Malaysia. Series 1 . Penerbit UTHM, pp. 65-73. ISBN 9789670764856

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Prefabricated building or known as prefab is commonly related to modular house. Modular house is a house that its every single parts are made in factory which later be assembled on construction site as LEGOs. Prefabricated means ‘ready-made’. Prefabricated house is actually compartments of a house made ready in factory and ready to be assembled on-site. This is a technique of cost-efficient in terms of producing a house whereby electrical wiring and plumbing could take place at the same time in a factory by a classification of job proficiency (Connors, 2007). Based on the book titled “Prefabs: A History of the UK Temporary Housing Programme”, there was a new type of house in Britain after the Second World War. Effects from the war resulted many people lost their homes and this made them need shelters in a quick period of time and so the prefabs appeared as the solution for the great damages. In the period of three years, about 156,623 houses were supplied from the year of 1945 to 1949. The interesting part of the supplied prefabs was that it all estimated to last for 10 to 15 years as its design life but those bungalows were actually last longer. This proved that at the early days prefabs has established in market and be used by many.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD101-1396 Land use
Divisions: Faculty of Technology Management and Business > Department of Technology Management
Depositing User: Mr. Mohammad Shaifulrip Ithnin
Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2019 06:59
Last Modified: 23 Jun 2019 06:59
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/11215
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