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Last edited 29 Nov 2021
The role of Standards in offsite construction, A review of existing practice and future need, published by BSi in 2019, defines composite construction (or hybrid construction) as: ‘A generic term covering a wide variety of construction techniques, particularly where two different materials are used in combination to fulfil a specific function. For example, composite floor slabs can compromise in situ concrete with profiled metal decking, which acts as structural reinforcement. These slabs are supported on hot-rolled steel beams. Often, the beams are composite themselves, using shear connectors (normally welded headed studs) to achieve structural efficient with good spanning capability. Composite Construction can also use pre-cast concrete slabs with a composite structural screed.’
See also: Hybrid construction.
- Custom build home.
- Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DfMA).
- Factory-made housing.
- Flat pack.
- Hybrid construction.
- Kit house.
- Modern methods of construction.
- Off-site construction.
- Off-site prefabrication of buildings: A guide to connection choices.
- Plug and play skyscrapers.
- Prefabricated structural panels.
- Pre-manufactured value.
- Volumetric unit.
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