prefabrication

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n prefabrication the manufacture of sections of a building at the factory so they can be easily and rapidly assembled at the building site
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Usage

In literature:

There were Quonset huts and prefabricated structures.
"Operation Terror" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
Not one of those prefabricated ones, but a natural, real one.
"Jack of No Trades" by Charles Cottrell
The house, two stories of prefabricated metal, stood perched on one of the outer corners.
"Rich Living" by Michael Cathal
The heavy construction equipment, the prefabricated buildings, the facility's high-tech components, all had come through this harbor.
"Project Cyclops" by Thomas Hoover
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In news:

Most are built on-site, as opposed to being prefabricated and trucked in.
A Portland-manufactured prefabricated home is going up this summer in North Portland, Sustainable Business Oregon reports.
The house is prefabricated , built from a kit Ms Bissell found online called the LVL Home, designed by Rocio Romero, an architect.
DANVERS — An Elm Street condominium and commercial development took shape fast yesterday, thanks to the arrival of six trailer-sized prefabricated modular buildings from a New Hampshire builder in recent days.
Prefabricated or modular homes are nothing new – think doublewides.
A prefabricated , or modular, home can be whatever you dream, depending on how much patience you have — and how much you're willing to spend.
Read part two of how to install a prefabricated body and do good body work on your race car from Circle Track Magazine.
Above, a prefabricated cabin is used as a backyard artist studio in Pasadena, Calif The Zip model by Cabin Fever in Miami comes flat-packed and can be assembled in just a few days.
Construction began in 1961, but as Cuba increasingly embraced Soviet-style communism and the functionality of Lego-like prefabricated architecture , the project was criticized as bourgeois and elitist.
The Westinghouse AP1000 reactors being built in Burke County are the first in the US to utilize a design that involves assembling large, prefabricated sections.
With a mounted vise the technician can prefabricate piping on the cart , instead of working in awkward, hard-to-reach areas where injuries and fire may result, said the company.
Construction of the prefabricated houses is expected to be completed by February, said Bill Farnsel, executive director of the nonprofit investment group.
The city has so far hit upon the novel idea of using shipping containers to house the displaced, stacking prefabricated modules one on top of another.
At the site, workers erected prefabricated floor subassemblies and other factory-built components.
Builders don't necessarily want to hear it, but talk to some architects and they'll tell you that prefabricated homes are the wave of the future.
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In science:

This paper refines Roth’s t axonomy for the first ten of these families in order to solve three problems: w hich designs exist in various sizes, which prefabrics can be doubled and remain isonemal, and which can be halved and remain isonemal.
Isonemal prefabrics with only parallel axes of symmetry
This paper is intended to reconsider this taxonomy for the first ten sets, re fining it slightly to make it eas ier to use, and then to use it to examine three questions about prefabrics.
Isonemal prefabrics with only parallel axes of symmetry
The reference numbers of catalogued fabrics and prefabrics require explanation before use.
Isonemal prefabrics with only parallel axes of symmetry
Because the prefabrics of interest are periodic in a two-dimensional sense, they are also periodic along each strand.
Isonemal prefabrics with only parallel axes of symmetry
Prefabrics that fall apart2 were catalogued by J.A.
Isonemal prefabrics with only parallel axes of symmetry
An order length of one strand is a unit but not a lattice unit for prefabrics of genus I, but that length of a pair of adjacent strands is needed to compose a unit for pure genus II, making two-dimensional period either one or two times order respectively.
Isonemal prefabrics with only parallel axes of symmetry
The subject of several investigations: Clapham and Ens for prefabrics in general, W.D.
Isonemal prefabrics with only parallel axes of symmetry
For this simplest prefabric, all interchanges of warp and weft require τ to make them symmetries.
Isonemal prefabrics with only parallel axes of symmetry
All other prefabrics have lattice units that are not single cells.
Isonemal prefabrics with only parallel axes of symmetry
In order for a glide-re flection to be a symmetry of the prefabric , it may or may not have to be combined with reversal of the sides of the prefabric, τ .
Isonemal prefabrics with only parallel axes of symmetry
For these prefabrics, H1 is of type either p1, which is a group of translations only, or pg .
Isonemal prefabrics with only parallel axes of symmetry
Corresponding to these types of layer groups and their corresponding two-dimensional groups are what I am calling species of prefabric.
Isonemal prefabrics with only parallel axes of symmetry
Something to note about the groups is that they are unavoidably subgroups of other groups, but for classification purposes it is helpful to have the spec ies not overlap. A species of isonemal prefabrics is the set of prefabrics with symmetry groups of a single Roth type or subtype.
Isonemal prefabrics with only parallel axes of symmetry
The Roth symmetry-group types and therefore the species of prefabrics here are numbered 1 to 10; some will be subdivided, as 7 into 7o and 7e , where the subdivisions will be indicated by a subscript. A family of isonemal prefabrics is the set of prefabrics with the same symmetry group, not group type.
Isonemal prefabrics with only parallel axes of symmetry
As such prefabrics are exceptions to many otherwise general statements, attention here is limited to orders greater than 4.
Isonemal prefabrics with only parallel axes of symmetry
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