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About this report
Acknowledgements
Executive Summary
Part 1 - Precast Concrete in Housing
1.1. Introduction
1.2. Scope of this Report
1.4.1.Components
1.4.2.Panelised Construction (2D)
1.4.3 Volumetric construction (3D)
1.6. Other markets’ experiences - techniques, systems and products
1.6.1.Germany
1.6.2. The Netherlands
1.6.3. Scandinavia
2.2.2.Thermal performance
2.2.3.Sound insulation
2.3. Specific benefits of precast concrete
2.3.1.Speed
2.3.2.Quality
2.4. Key issues in concrete construction
2.5.1.Perceptions of cost and value
2.5.2.The image of precast
2.5.3.Structure
2.5.4.Flexibility and services
2.5.5.Service delivery (procurement)
2.6. Review of European Building Regulations
2.7. Summary
Part 3 - Current Drivers in the Housing Market
3.1. Introduction
3.2. The UK housing market
3.2.1National trends
3.2.2.Design life and flexibility
3.3. Market Surveys
3.3.1.House buyers and the public
3.3.2House builders and housing associations
3.4. Other market drivers
3.4.1‘Rethinking Construction’
3.4.2.Sustainability
3.5. Use of other materials
3.5.1.Steel
3.5.2.Timber
3.6. Summary
Part 4 - THE FUTURE
4.1 Introduction
4.2. Key findings
4.3. Looking to the future
4.4. Recommendations
4.4.1.Testing and demonstration
4.4.2.Benchmarking
4.4.3.Further research
4.4.4.Education and Training
4.4.5.Awareness campaign
Appendix 1: Review of European Building Regulations
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Precast Concrete for Low-rise

Precast Concrete for Low-rise

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