Many countries have put considerable efforts into the optimization of the construction industry. These efforts range from reduction of energy consumption to the lesser use of materials and labors, all of which aim at reducing the costs as well as time of construction. The importance of construction development in improving socio-economic status has led the construction market in developing countries moving towards industrialization.
However, developing countries lack the fundamentals of industrialization, in technology and logistics alike. These deficiencies include a lack of appropriate factories for the production of prefabricated products, a low number of trained labor, lack of business and organizational structures, and the knowledge to efficiently implement industrialization. Therefore, these countries would have no other choice but to import pre-fabricated products, which in turn would impose on them great costs that are usually hard for them to afford. This paper considers dry construction methods as sufficient and feasible options for providing the basics of industrialization for the construction market in developing countries.
|Keywords:||Dry Construction, Industrialization, Developing Countries, Housing, Iran|
Shahid Beheshti University, Isfahan, Tehran, Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Art University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran (Islamic Republic of)