In this course, you’ll explore foundational concepts of prefabricated construction, along with its potential advantages. Materials cover the unique benefits of prefabricated light wood-frame and mass timber construction, including types of prefabricated timber systems, assemblies, and wood products used in offsite manufacturing.

Case studies throughout demonstrate a wide range of sustainable prefabricated building examples using advanced light-frame and mass timber construction.

Learning Objectives

  • Explore the concept of prefabrication as it related to efficient building practices and sustainable design principles.
  • Examine how the use of wood components in sustainable prefabricated buildings can help solve design and engineering challenges to enhance the occupancy experience.
  • Discuss the advantages of building with prefabricated wood components in terms of speed and efficiency of construction, design flexibility, waste reduction, environmental performance, and improved life safety.
  • Analyze how wood prefabrication provided solutions to various case studies impacting affordability, occupancy comfort, and design.

Pre-Requisite: Basic knowledge of wood construction.