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Appl. Sci. 2017, 7(2), 180; doi:10.3390/app7020180

Construction Industrialization in China: Current Profile and the Prediction

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School of Civil Engineering, North China University of Technology, Beijing 100041, China
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Hole School of Construction Engineering, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Alberta, 9211 116 St. NW, Edmonton, AB T6G 1H9, Canada
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Received: 28 December 2016 / Accepted: 7 February 2017 / Published: 13 February 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue The Industrialization of the Building Construction Process)
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Abstract

The ongoing undertaking of construction industrialization in China is redefining the industry and creating a new era for building construction. In order to identify the construction industrialization status and progress, a national survey is conducted across 19 key provinces and municipalities in China. Based on the collected data, construction industrialization is analyzed from various perspectives: (1) the industrialized building floor area is profiled using maps with colours showing the different levels of construction industrialization in China as of 2014; and (2) structural types and building types are analyzed for industrialized construction, and it is found that reinforced concrete is the predominant structure type, accounting for 77.1% of total floor area of industrialized construction in 2014. The industrialization trends are also predicted for the following five years using Holt’s and Delphi method. This research reveals the status and the promising trends of construction industrialization in China. View Full-Text
Keywords: construction industrialization; industrialized construction map; precast concrete; survey construction industrialization; industrialized construction map; precast concrete; survey
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Ji, Y.; Zhu, F.; Li, H.X.; Al-Hussein, M. Construction Industrialization in China: Current Profile and the Prediction. Appl. Sci. 2017, 7, 180.

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