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Modular building connections: a review

Tsavdaridis, K. D. ORCID: 0000-0001-8349-3979 & Corfar, D. (2022). Modular building connections: a review. CESARE Conference Publications, ISSN 2788-6204


Recently the development of inter-module connections (IMCs) for steel modular building systems (MBSs) has gained traction with many researchers and engineers being in pursuit of universally performant connection systems. While numerous studies reviewed IMCs for hot-rolled steel MBSs, most of them focused on a limited number of connections and were inconsistent in naming conventions and classification methods, posing a challenge for the development of new and meaningful connections. The present study aims to provide a harmonised overview of the existing literature by proposing a unified nomenclature and a systematic classification based on the method of joining. A multi-attribute ranking system was developed and employed to identify “must-have” features for the development of future designs and key areas of improvement for existing configurations, serving as a useful decision-making tool for both researchers and practitioners concerned with this topic.

Publication Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: This paper has been presented at Coordinating Engineering for Sustainability and Resilience and it's available at: Copyright © Jordan University of Science and Technology. Developed by ITCC. All Rights Reserved.
Publisher Keywords: Inter-Module Connections, Modular Building Systems, Demountability, Reusability, Multi-Attribute Ranking, Damage Control
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TH Building construction
Departments: School of Science & Technology > Engineering
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