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A case for houses to be constructed of FRP components


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Evernden, M. and Mottram, T., 2012. A case for houses to be constructed of FRP components. ICE Construction Materials, 165 (CM1), 1000002.

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Abstract

A summary review is presented on the state of the present UK house-building industry and the role that Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) 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 author’s 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
Uncontrolled Keywordsfrp housing mmc
DepartmentsFaculty of Engineering & Design > Architecture & Civil Engineering
Research CentresBRE Centre in Innovative Construction Materials
RefereedYes
StatusPublished
ID Code13695

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