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preefab ruh kay shuhn

  • n  the manufacture of sections of a building at the factory so they can be easily and rapidly assembled at the building site

  • Sawmills have moved to Croatia, Poland and Romania, where an increasing amount of prefabrication is carried out.
  • All the same, forward-looking architects have always found the idea of prefabrication irresistible.
  • But every once in a while poor, young prefabrication makes news.

  • Kenneth Frampton in BusinessWeek
    To some extent, prefabrication has always existed-with Chinese timber building, for example-but it is a promise that has come back because of a new viability of labor and transportation costs,Frampton explains. "The situation has somewhat...

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