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Last edited 24 Mar 2020
A pod is: ‘A prefabricated volumetric element, fully factory finished and internally complete with building services. Types of pod include bathrooms, shower rooms, office washrooms, plant rooms and kitchens. Pods use volumetric construction principles, but are smaller in size than modular units and are typically installed into traditional structural frames.’ Ref BIM Overlay to the RIBA Outline Plan of Work, published by the RIBA in 2012.
Pods might also be described as a 'non-load bearing mini-volumetric units'. Ref Modern Methods of Construction, Introducing the MMC definition framework, published by Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government (MHCLG) in 2019.
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