The use of modularity and other lightweight building structures is increasing. Residential buildings, mixed-use projects (such as commercial and housing), education and health sector buildings are realizing the benefits of off-site prefabrication and improved manufacturing quality.
The main applications of the modular structure
Private and social housing
Apartments and mixed-use buildings
Education Department and Student Dormitory
Key staff dormitories and sheltered housing
Public buildings such as prisons and the Ministry of Defense building
Health sector buildings
Stability and structural integrity
Lateral stability can be provided by the module itself or by an external structure. Robustness is provided by the connection between the modules; the minimum bundling resistance is at least equal to half the load weight of the module (minimum value is 30 kN). The connection between the module and the module usually adopts the plate structure form of the field bolt connection.
The double-layered floor and ceiling, as well as the partition wall, achieve good air transmission and impact sound insulation. Reduce the sound in the air by more than 52 decibels (with low-frequency correction factor), which is 5 to 10 decibels lower than the sound required by Part e of the Building Regulations. The transmission of impact sound is also very low (< 30 dB).