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Prefabrication is the practice of manufacturing the parts of an assembly in one location, ready for them to be assembled in another place. Manufacturing is the transformation of raw materials into finished goods for sale, or intermediate processes involving the production or finishing of semi-manufactures. ...


Prefabrication was widely used for housing during the 20th century, providing a product made in factory conditions that would save time on site and, at least in theory, improve quality. Houses in Fishpool Street, St Albans, England For other meanings of the word house, see House (disambiguation). ... (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999 in the...


Prefabrication also sometimes occurs in ancient times. For example, the world's oldest known engineered roadway, the Sweet Track, was prefabricated in England in the 3800s BC. A road is a strip of land, smoothed or otherwise prepared to allow easier travel, connecting two or more destinations. ... The Sweet Track is an ancient causeway in the Somerset Levels, England. ... Royal motto: Dieu et mon droit (French: God and my right) Englands location within the UK Official language English de facto Capital London de facto Largest city London Area  - Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population  - Total (2001)  - Density Ranked 1st UK 49,138,831 377/km² Ethnicity... (40th century BC - 39th century BC - 38th century BC - other centuries) (5th millennium BC - 4th millennium BC - 3rd millennium BC) Events Construction in England of the Sweet Track, the Worlds first known engineered roadway. ...


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Ergonomics eTool: Solutions for Electrical Contractors - Prefabrication (92 words)
There are also a number of ergonomic benefits to prefabrication, such as controlling work heights, supporting tool weights, and controlling environmental conditions.
While some ergonomics-related risk factors can be controlled through prefabrication, it may create other job-specific hazards including heavy manual lifting, repetitive movements, awkward or static postures and contact stress.
Employees should be aware of the potential hazards that are unique to a prefabrication setting.
Prefabrication - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (264 words)
Prefabrication is the practice of manufacturing the parts of an assembly in one location, ready for them to be assembled in another place.
The practice was widely used in the construction of prefabricated housing during the 20th century, providing a product made in factory conditions that would save time on site and, at least in theory, improve quality.
Prefabrication is also used for many other types of constructions, because it saves engineering time on construction site, which is often delayed by bad weather.
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