Ryan E. Smith
John Wiley & Sons, Hoboken, NJ, 2010, English
Nonfiction, Architecture
8.4 x 1 x 9.5 inches, hardcover, 400 pages
ISBN: 9780470275610
Suggested Retail Price: $75.00

From the Publisher. Written for architects and related design and construction professionals, Prefab Architecture is a guide to off-site construction, presenting the opportunities and challenges associated with designing and building with components, panels, and modules. It presents the drawbacks of building in situ (on-site) and demonstrates why prefabrication is the smarter choice for better integration of products and processes, more efficient delivery, and realizing more value in project life cycles.

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Amanda Dameron

This book has aided in my technical understanding of prefab construction like no other. Written for architects and design and construction professionals, Smith’s book is packed with informative background on the methodology of prefab. Though I am not a building professional, the content presented is easy to understand and parse. Smith presents case studies, interviews with architects in the field, and the book contains a multitude of photographs and illustrations that reinforce the ideas within the pages. I return to this book again and again.

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