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A COMPUTER-BASED SYSTEM FOR MASS CUSTOMIZATION OF PREFABRICATED HOUSING

Abstract
By : Avi Friedman, Aaron Sprecher, Basem Eid Mohamed

 
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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