A case for houses to be constructed of FRP components

Mark Evernden, Toby Mottram

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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.
LanguageEnglish
Article number1000002
Pages3-13
Number of pages10
JournalICE Construction Materials
Volume165
Issue numberCM1
DOIs
StatusPublished - Feb 2012

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A case for houses to be constructed of FRP components. / Evernden, Mark; Mottram, Toby.

In: ICE Construction Materials, Vol. 165, No. CM1, 1000002, 02.2012, p. 3-13.

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Evernden, Mark ; Mottram, Toby. / A case for houses to be constructed of FRP components. In: ICE Construction Materials. 2012 ; Vol. 165, No. CM1. pp. 3-13
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