WIT Press

Demountable Buildings - A New Design Strategy?

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/MRS960391

Volume

24

Pages

14

Published

1996

Size

903 kb

Author(s)

P.S. Westbury

Abstract

This paper discusses the design and detailing of demountable buildings. By looking at two recently completed projects as case studies, we can define a design strategy that differs from the one used on more traditional permanent installations. The paper concludes that by suitably redefining the framework for the design of mobile structures to address the additional construction, erection and transportation problems over and above those that are traditionally encountered on permanent buildings, we can be confident that it is possible to construct successful demountable buildings for multiple use and fast turnaround. 1 Introduction Historically, there has always been a demand for the construction of touring event facilities. The circus and carnival companies have been successfully touring for many years and have staged thousands of performances worldwide by using the

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