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Prefabrication and Prefabricated Building

This is a general term for the manufacture of entire buildings or parts of buildings offsite prior to their assembly onsite. Prefabricated buildings include both portable buildings and various types of permanent building systems. Offsite is now the more commonly used term for permanent buildings procured in this manner.

Systems: CLT/Glulam, Glulam, Hybrid, Light Steel Frame, MEP, Pods, Precast Concrete, SIPS, Timber Frame, Volumetric Modular