International Journal of Advances in Mechanical and Civil Engineering (IJAMCE)
Follow Us On :
current issues
Volume-7,Issue-5  ( Oct, 2020 )
Statistics report
Mar. 2021
Submitted Papers : 80
Accepted Papers : 10
Rejected Papers : 70
Acc. Perc : 12%
Issue Published : 38
Paper Published : 923
No. of Authors : 2466
  Journal Paper

Paper Title :
Evaluation of the Local Context of Prefabricated Architecture in Egypt

Author :Ahmad M. Hamdy, Sara Samy, Samy Khalifa

Article Citation :Ahmad M. Hamdy ,Sara Samy ,Samy Khalifa , (2020 ) " Evaluation of the Local Context of Prefabricated Architecture in Egypt " , International Journal of Advances in Mechanical and Civil Engineering (IJAMCE) , pp. 16-20, Volume-7,Issue-2

Abstract : Increasing population, international economic problems, energy crisis and worldwide environmental problems are considerable issues that are forcing the world to conceive innovative solutions that are fast, feasible, and sustainable. These problems urged the need for implementing serious actions in all areas of human activity towards sustainability. The built environment is one clear example of the impact of human activities on the environment. Thus many environmentally friendly approaches in architecture have emerged such as green architecture, zero-energy buildings, and sustainable architecture. The construction of prefabricated units is a construction technique that promotes the sustainable approaches as both approaches promote circular thinking system that integrates all processes, disciplines, and stages in one whole system. Prefabricated architecture is an applied strategy to achieve sustainable building because of its potentials to mitigate the negative impacts of the built environment.Although the prefabricated construction is not a new trend, it has recently become a popular trend worldwide due to several advantages such as: the quick construction process and assembly, high quality control, construction waste reduction, modular flexibility, cost reduction, affordability, consistency, improving energy efficiency, and environmental control. In spite of the several advantages of using prefabricated architecture, their applications and practices in Egypt are limited to temporary structures and steel structure buildings. Hence, this paper introduces an analytical investigation of the local context of prefabricated architecture in Egypt. This is achieved by conducting open-ended interviews with leading stakeholders and practitioners of prefabricated architecture in Egypt in order to capture a full image of these practices and conclude the main obstacles and drivers of their application. Keywords - Prefabricated Architecture, Barriers, Drivers, Egypt, Context

Type : Research paper

Copyright: © Institute of Research and Journals

Author - Ahmad M. Hamdy, Sara Samy, Samy Khalifa

| PDF |
Viewed - 37
| Published on 2020-05-18
IRAJ Other Journals
IJAMCE updates
IJAMCE vol-7, Iss-1(Jan 2020)
The Conference World