Classification of Light Wood Frame Construction in Brazil According to Level of Industrialization
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This paper presents data from surveys of companies in Curitiba, Paraná in Brazil that use light wood frames. The data correspond to a new classification system that is based on degree of industrialization. The research consisted of interviews and surveys of three companies that utilize light wood frame construction systems. The current system in Brazil as well as the different types of systems and their degrees of industrialization were explored. Three types of systems exist: a fully industrialized system that is based on German technology, a semi-industrial system, in which certain parts are assembled onsite and locally weather-protected, and a fully manufactured system, in which all parts are produced onsite. All three systems integrate construction start and end times and an approximated value at the end of construction
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