Prefabrication and Modularization of Façade Systems

This case study examines the challenges that general contractors face and the decisions that they need to make when implementing prefabrication and modularization processes. The specific application addressed is the selection, fabrication, and installation of façade systems for a new retail-apartment building. The façade system uses is a mix of curtain wall, window wall, and storefront installed by a design-build façade subcontractor.

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