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.
- 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.