The concept of employing web-based configuration systems towards mass customization of housing has been implemented
by some prefabricated housing companies around the globe, and has become a challenging research area in
the last few decades as an outcome of advancements in communication and design technologies. Different methodologies
have been employed with the aim of efficiently engaging future homebuyers in the design of their homes. The
thrust of this paper is to systematically formalize an advanced configuration system for mass customization of prefabricated
housing for a company operating in the Canadian market. The focus is on one floor bungalows which are common
within the Province of Quebec. Such housing models targets a specific market sector; elderly couples seeking
retirement homes, with the aim of improving affordability through maintaining particular design and production qualities.
Keywords: Prefabricated housing, Mass Customization, Configuration System.
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