ERIC Number: ED035253
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
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Prefabrication: A History of Its Development in Great Britain.
Building Research Establishment, Watford (England).
A history of prefabrication in Britain from the first Victorian innovations in wood, glass, and cast iron, through the developments of the inter-war years and the buildings of the immediate post-war period to the 'system building' of today is presented. The study is not confined to houses and flats but examines the influences of non-traditional building methods on the design of railway, farm and school buildings. Activities of various government and other committees and the influence that these bodies, as well as early housing legislation, had on the course of prefabrication is discussed. Prefabrication is presented as a history of building innovations from the point of view of an architect and historian. (TC)
Descriptors: Building Design, Building Innovation, Building Systems, Construction Industry, Construction (Process), Government (Administrative Body), History, Housing, Laws, Legislation, Prefabrication, Systems Approach
British Information Services, 845 3rd Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10022 ($9.00); Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London W.C.1, England (50s.)
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Authoring Institution: Building Research Establishment, Watford (England).