Piecing together modular : understanding the benefits and limitations of modular construction methods for multifamily development
Author(s)Cameron, Peter J. (Peter Jay); Di Carlo, Nadia G
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture.
MetadataShow full item record
The primary purpose of this thesis is to explain the benefits and limitations of modular construction as it pertains to primarily wood-frame, multifamily housing in the United States. This thesis attempts to educate the consumer/builder/developer about what the modular construction process entails from beginning to end. Long term demographic trends point to a steady and increasing need for housing production. Decreasing development yields and increasing construction costs and regulations are making it more difficult for the market to meet this need. It is the authors' goal that the knowledge contained in this thesis helps to introduce developers to the basic issues involved in this relatively underutilized but potentially beneficial process.
Thesis (S.M. in Real Estate Development)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Architecture, 2007.This electronic version was submitted by the student author. The certified thesis is available in the Institute Archives and Special Collections.Includes bibliographical references (leaves -107).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture.; Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Architecture
Massachusetts Institute of Technology