Development and Production of Artificial Log Composite for Prefabricated Modular Home

Development and Production of Artificial Log Composite for Prefabricated Modular Home

  • Vachira Sangrutsamee Faculty of Architecture, Rajamangala University of Technology Thanyaburi
  • Prachoom Khamput Faculty of Engineering, Rajamangala University of Technology Thanyaburi
Keywords: Fiber cement material, Log, Wall panel, Log home, Prefabricated home

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to develop artificial log composites with light-weight and low thermal conductivity properties, and to demonstrate the production of prefabricated modular home. The artificial log composites were designed and produced with five different types of pipe including: polyvinyl chloride pipe (PVC Pipe), PVC pipe reinforced with recycled paper pulp cement core, recycled paper pulp cement reinforced with water plastic bottle core, recycled paper pulp cement reinforced with PVC pipe core, and recycled paper pulp cement reinforced with round bar steel. The physical, mechanical, and thermal conductivity properties of the artificial log composites were investigated and compared to common building materials in the market. Then the proper artificial log composites were selected to produce the prefabricated wall panels for demonstrating the production of prefabricated modular home. From the results, it found that the artificial log composites from recycled paper pulp cement reinforced with PVC pipe core was the proper composite material which possessed good properties and low cost. It was produced and installed on prefabricated modular homes easily and rapidly and could follow the expected work plans. The total cost of the prefabricated modular home was 11,415 Baht/square meter. Finally, this artificial log composite is a new alternative material for producing modular homes in the commercial business.

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Published
2018-09-03
How to Cite
Sangrutsamee, V., & Khamput, P. (2018). Development and Production of Artificial Log Composite for Prefabricated Modular Home: Development and Production of Artificial Log Composite for Prefabricated Modular Home. nternational ournal of uilding, rban, nterior and andscape echnology (BUILT), 11, 19-28. etrieved from https://ph02.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/BUILT/article/view/167863