In this paper, the characteristic requirements for inter-module connections with regard to structural and functional needs are identified and presented. An overview into few key aspects regarding multi-story modular building construction is also discussed.
Modular buildings are those built using prefabricated volumetric units called modules. Due to modules being connected to each other at discrete locations, discontinuous structural systems are formed, where diaphragm discontinuity is a key issue and could result in diaphragms that are flexible.
Here, the authors demonstrate the feasibility of industrial application of low carbon supplementary cementitious materials (i.e. geopolymer concrete) by investigating the durability performance of eight years aged reinforced geopolymer concrete structure exposed to ambient environment.
A major barrier to the adoption of Geopolymer concrete in construction is the lack of long-term performance data. Field testing has been undertaken to determine the behaviour of geopolymers in different service environments and address the gaps in knowledge.