A case for houses to be constructed of FRP components
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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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.
|Creators||Evernden, M.and Mottram, T.|
|Uncontrolled Keywords||frp housing mmc|
|Departments||Faculty of Engineering & Design > Architecture & Civil Engineering|
|Research Centres||BRE Centre in Innovative Construction Materials|
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