Case Study: Design, Production, and Construction of Six-Story Multifamily Housing in Korea
Seok Ho Lim, Ph.D., Senior Research Fellow and Joonsoo Chung, Ph.D., Senior Researcher, Korea Institute of Civil Engineering and Building Technology
Jaehee Chung, Associate Professor, AIA, LEED AP, School of Architectural Engineering, Hongik University
Much attention has been paid to the absence of “housing model in response to low-birth and aging society” and “the need of supply of one- or two-households and small sized affordable housing” in South Korea. Accordingly, it became necessary to develop a residential model that can be supplied quickly in large quantities to an idle lot near station area at right time and right place. Thus, the government has provided measures to aggressively develop and supply modular housing at national level. The Korea Institute of Civil Engineering and Building Technology has conducted national R&D tasks for the past five years to provide public rental housing using modular construction (one of the off-site construction methods). At last year’s World of Modular, the KICT already presented the design, production, and construction about modular demonstration complex consisting of 30 households in Gayang-dong in Seoul. New for 2019, the Cheonan Dujeong Demonstration Complex is a follow-up project of Gayang, in which stacked and infill construction methods are applied to the same building to develop a six-story building with 40 households, to be completed in April. In this presentation, the design, production, and construction of the complex will be explained as a study with results of the R & D.