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Research projects

Transforming house construction with DfMA

Construction practice has hardly evolved in 40 years, and nor has productivity. Houses as a product have been criticised as cost-inefficient and failing to meet the market demand. 

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Platform design for manufacture and assembly of housing

The platform enables house design to be faster to construct, economical to build and low impacts to the environment.

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DfMA House Panel Production

The consortium has designed an efficient production line for DfMA houses under factory conditions (Figure 1). The aim ...

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Overheating mitigation and Indoor air quality improvement in new build residential developments in the UK

The aim of the project is to propose cost effective scalable construction solutions and strategies that take account o...

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DfMA house knowledge-based engineering (KBE) tool for Life Cycle Cost and CO2 emissions

Birmingham City University have developed a Knowledge Based Engineering (KBE) tool to estimate life cycle cost and CO2...

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