TECHNE 18 (2019): Detailed Design
Research & Experimentation

The construction project for the exportability and assembly of the building system on/off-site

Vittorino Belpoliti
College of Engineering, Architectural Engineering, University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Marta Calzolari
Dipartimento di Ingegneria e Architettura, Università degli Studi di Parma, Italia
Pietromaria Davoli
Dipartimento di Architettura, Università degli Studi di Ferrara, Italia
Giampaolo Guerzoni
Dipartimento di Architettura, Università degli Studi di Ferrara, Italia
Published November 29, 2019
Keywords
  • Transportability,
  • Standardized structural systems,
  • Lightweight prefabrication,
  • Green construction processes,
  • Solar Decathlon Middle East 2018
How to Cite
Belpoliti, V., Calzolari, M., Davoli, P., & Guerzoni, G. (2019). The construction project for the exportability and assembly of the building system on/off-site. TECHNE - Journal of Technology for Architecture and Environment, (18), 309-320. https://doi.org/10.13128/techne-7544

Abstract

Geographical distances, logistic problems, and the absence of raw matter, industrial fabric, and know-how prevent many countries from adopting innovative, sustainable, “green” systems for high building quality. In order to disseminate these principles through the “colonization” of new markets, it is necessary to think how to export those systems that, although not locally fabricated, are considered green thanks to other sustainable features. The paper proposes a design method and a production/construction process for the “exportability of the system”. A hybrid system is proposed as an alternative to conventional construction models that are completely built on-site or prefabricated off-site. The experience of the Solar Decathlon Middle East is presented as case study for this design and build experimentation.

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