Guidelines for Integration of Prefabrication Construction Technology for 2 – Storey Residential Building Design and Construction

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Pawana Chinasri
Pusit Lertwattanaruk


This research focuses on studying the suitability of integrated prefabricated construction systems in Thailand by collecting quantitative and qualitative data through the expert interviews with project developers, architects and construction engineers from 3 project case studies. The main parameters studied for the integration of prefabricated construction systems include time, cost and quality of construction. The study found that four most used systems for slab construction include precast floor slab, corrugated plank, cast-in- place slab (on ground), and cast-in-place slab (on beam). For stair construction, three most used systems include precast concrete stair, cast-in-place stair, and steel stair. For wall construction, three most used systems include precast concrete wall, aerated concrete block, and light-frame wall. From this study, the factors that affect integration of prefabricated construction systems according to level of importance are installation of prefabricated parts, long-term use, installation time of joints, labor costs, service load, weight of prefabricated parts, quality of joints in construction, material and equipment costs, respectively.


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