Rapid Construction Of Modular Buildings Using The 'Reciprocal Frame'
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O. Popovic, J.C. Chilton & B.S. Choo
Rapid construction of modular buildings using the "Reciprocal Frame' O. Popovic*, 1C. Chilton*, B.S. Choo^ "School of Architecture, University of Nottingham, * Civil Engineering Department, University of Nottingham, Abstract The paper describes the use of the 'Reciprocal Frame' roof structure (RF) for modular buildings. Advantages, such as rapid construction and the variety of possible internal functions are demonstrated. The construction process both of temporary and permanent RF industrialised buildings is described, together with the principal advantages and disadvantages of the system. Finally, some examples of existing buildings are presented. 1 . Introduction When rapid construction of buildings is necessary then one of the main criteria is to have a system which consists of as few easily assembled modular elements as possible. Very often architects argue that industrialised design is by its very nature monotonous and of no real architectural value because most of the