Industrialization of foundation in house-building: put into practice

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Abstract

Foundations are in general not exact, labor-intensive and time-consuming. This paper describes a new principle for housing that largely improves efficiency based on rationalization of construction-on-site. The basic principle is to solely apply mass-produced parts to be combined in ready-to-construct strips (that can be geared to any specific lay-out). Based on results of pilot projects it is concluded that large reductions are feasible on concrete and formwork by 30-60%, labor-on-site by 40-50%, overall building-time by 60-90% and costs by 35-45%. At the same time stiffness of the foundation beam is largely improved and also building organization is largely simplified (primarily because of a clear and compact organization and a combined pouring of foundation beam and ground floor). This foundation can be used as strip as well as pile foundation using identical mass-produced parts. This paper focuses on the use of foundations supported by piles.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication4th International Structural Engineering and Construction Conference
EditorsY.M. Xie, I Patnaikuni
Place of PublicationLeiden
PublisherTaylor & Francis/ Balkema
Pages1107-1112
ISBN (Print)978-0-415-45756-9
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Eventconference; 4th International Structural Engineering and Construction Conference; 2007-09-26; 2007-09-28 -
Duration: 26 Sep 200728 Sep 2007

Conference

Conferenceconference; 4th International Structural Engineering and Construction Conference; 2007-09-26; 2007-09-28
Period26/09/0728/09/07
Other4th International Structural Engineering and Construction Conference

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