Glossary of Terms

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Valve Assemblies (preassembled)

Valve assemblies prefabricated to individual specification, which reduce onsite installation time, site storage requirements and purchase orders.

Components: Component Suppliers

Volumetric Modular Construction

Volumetric modular units are large building elements that can be linked together to form complete buildings without the need for additional superstructure. The internal fit-out, finishes and building services are pre-installed and commissioned in the modules prior to leaving the factory ensuring that defects are minimised and quality control is very high. The external façade, claddings and roof treatments are usually installed onsite. Volumetric units plant rooms or flexible living and working spaces. Applications include commercial offices, public buildings, hotels, airports, sport stadiums, hospitals, universities and schools.

Systems: Volumetric Modular     Components: Cladding Solutions, Roofing

Volumetric Unit

These terms are usually used in one of two different ways:

  • To describe volumetric units that enclose useable space but are installed inside or on top of a building (i.e. pods)
  • To describe volumetric units that enclose useable space and are joined together onsite to form the whole building without the need for any extra support structure. Units may be manufactured from many different materials including, steel, concrete and timber, with smaller pod units also available in GRP.

Units are invariably fully finished internally in the factory with external finishes, often brickwork, applied onsite or sometimes also externally factory-finished.

Systems: Pods, Precast Concrete, Timber Frame, Volumetric Modular