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Industrial and adaptable components for building waste reduction

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3 Author(s)
Sadafi, N. ; Dept. of Archit., Nat. Univ. of Malaysia, Bangi, Malaysia ; Zain, M.F.M. ; Jamil, M.

One of the main concerns of environmental sustainability is to reduce the depletion of valuable materials and natural resources. To do so, construction waste management needs to be considered in the early stages of building components design and preparation. Industrial, Flexible and Demountable building system (IFD) is attempting to create more adaptable buildings while managing its end-of-life more efficiently and focusing on the long term performance of structure and materials. It will assist the main concept of sustainability by reducing material and energy consumption as well as environmental pollution. This research focuses on the development of IFD system for residential terrace house layout. Proposing a procedure to evaluate the conceptual prototype is the key concern. The procedure contains assessment according to IFD criteria and structural characteristics. ETABS software was applied for analyzing the stability and load bearing capacity of the structure. The assessments have testified to the flexibility and strength of the designed layout. Findings from this study have implications for construction industry who concern environmental sustainability as well.

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Clean Energy and Technology (CET), 2011 IEEE First Conference on

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27-29 June 2011