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A case for houses in the UK to be constructed of fibre reinforced polymer components


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Evernden, M. and Mottram, T., 2011. A case for houses in the UK to be constructed of fibre reinforced polymer components. Proceedings of Institution of Civil Engineers, Construction Materials, 165 (1), pp. 3-13.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1680/coma.2012.165.1.3

Abstract

A summary review is presented on the state of the present UK house-building industry and the role that modern methods of construction can play in meeting the expected higher demand for houses offering a reduced carbon footprint. The past uses of fibre reinforced polymers (FRPs) are presented and their advantages and shortcomings as house-building materials are given. It is shown that housing units of FRP materials would be lightweight, flexible and energy efficient. To therefore meet the UK's dual needs for low-cost housing and sustainable construction the authors make the case for the development of open-building systems constructed of FRP components made by the pultrusion process method.

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Item Type Articles
CreatorsEvernden, M.and Mottram, T.
DOI10.1680/coma.2012.165.1.3
DepartmentsFaculty of Engineering & Design > Architecture & Civil Engineering
RefereedYes
StatusPublished
ID Code13465

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