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dc.contributor.authorPatel, Yusef
dc.description.abstractThe Eco-Digital Fabrication (EDFAB) research project aimed to investigate how automated prefabrication technologies and off-the-shelf construction products can be employed to disrupt building industry norms. The aim of this research – conducted at the University of Auckland and Unitec Institute of Technology from 2014 onward – was to provide small-to-medium enterprises in the construction industry with a pathway to upskill and increase construction productivity through the use of these processes. The availability of automated machines and easy-to-use fabrication software is increasing dramatically and this can be paired with readily-available construction products to produce novel mass-customised housing solutions. The research project aimed to generate discussion and provide recommendations on how the construction industry might support the adoption of automated prefabrication technology in small-to-medium enterprise. This paper is a longer version of a Building Better Homes Towns and Cities National Science Challenge think-piece commissioned by BRANZ for publication in early 2018.en_NZ
dc.publisherUnitec ePressen_NZ
dc.rightsFile to Factory: A case study of automated prefabrication house-building methods for small-to-medium enterprises by Yusef Patel is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International Licenseen_NZ
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 New Zealand*
dc.subjectNew Zealanden_NZ
dc.subjecthousing constructionen_NZ
dc.subjectdigital fabricationen_NZ
dc.subjectEco-Digital Fabrication (EDFAB) research projecten_NZ
dc.subjectUnitec Institute of Technology (Auckland, N.Z.)en_NZ
dc.subjectUniversity of Aucklanden_NZ
dc.subjectcomputer numerical control (CNC)en_NZ
dc.subjectsmall and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)en_NZ
dc.subjectconstruction industryen_NZ
dc.titleFile to factory : a case study of automated prefabrication house-building methods for small-to-medium enterprisesen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
dc.rights.holderUnitec ePressen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden120202 Building Science and Techniquesen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden120101 Architectural Designen_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationPatel, Y. (2017). File to Factory: A case study of automated prefabrication house-building methods for small-to-medium enterprises. (Unitec ePress Occasional and Discussion Paper Series 2017/10).Unitec ePress. ISSN 2324-3635 Retrieved from
unitec.institutionUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.institutionAuckland University of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.publication.volume2017 (10)en_NZ
unitec.publication.titleUnitec ePress Occasional & Discussion Paper Seriesen_NZ
unitec.publication.placeMount Albert, Auckland, New Zealanden_NZ

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