The term prefabricated construction leads many to think about complete structures built in a factory which are then transported to the site and set on a foundation. While this building method is becoming increasingly popular, there are other ways builders are using factory precision and efficiencies to create quality structures.
In the book Prefab Prototypes: Site-Specific Design for Offsite Construction, Mark and Peter Anderson detail six different types of prefabricated systems. We thought it would be interesting to take a closer look at each.
1. Panelized Wood Framing
Typically used in roofing, these frames are built from long pieces of laminated timber, covered by a plywood or other board roof deck. The frames can be up to 72 Read more