IJIMT 2017 Vol.8(2): 106-112 ISSN: 2010-0248
doi: 10.18178/ijimt.2017.8.2.712

Configuration of Hybrid Modular Construction for Residential Buildings

Tarek Salama, Ahmad Salah, and Osama Moselhi
Abstract— Offsite and modular construction continue to gain momentum as an efficient approach for housing construction. Hybrid modular construction combines two or more offsite construction types (e.g. panelized) to minimize on-site construction activities. Researchers have presented case studies that overview the configuration system of hybrid construction however; these studies did not identify the constraints that affect sizes and dimensions of modules. This paper identifies the main factors affecting the configuration of modules in hybrid construction projects. The paper utilizes these factors to introduce a new configuration framework that is expected to assist hybrid construction stakeholders in identifying the most suitable configuration for each type of modules (i.e. panels) in their projects. A case study of a hybrid construction is selected to demonstrate the applicability of proposed framework and to highlight its capabilities in selecting the most suitable configuration of panelized projects. The results are discussed and conclusions are drawn to highlight the features of proposed framework.

Index Terms— Configuration, hybrid construction, modular offsite construction.

T. Salama, A. Salah, and O. Moselhi are with the Department of Building, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada (e-mail: salamatarek@gmail.com, ah_sa@encs.concordia.ca, osama.moselhi@concordia.ca).

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Cite: Tarek Salama, Ahmad Salah, and Osama Moselhi, " Configuration of Hybrid Modular Construction for Residential Buildings," International Journal of Innovation, Management and Technology vol. 8, no. 2, pp. 106-112, 2017.

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