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 publicationProceedings of the 4th International Structural Engineering and Construction Conference, ISEC-4 - Innovations in Structural Engineering and Construction
EditorsY.M. Xie, I Patnaikuni
Place of PublicationLeiden
PublisherTaylor & Francis/ Balkema
Pages1107-1112
Number of pages6
Volume2
ISBN (Print)978-0-415-45756-9
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Event4th International Structural Engineering and Construction Conference, ISEC-4 - Innovations in Structural Engineering and Construction - Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Duration: 26 Sep 200728 Sep 2007

Conference

Conference4th International Structural Engineering and Construction Conference, ISEC-4 - Innovations in Structural Engineering and Construction
Country/TerritoryAustralia
CityMelbourne, VIC
Period26/09/0728/09/07

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