Modular construction and Yale dorms


Building Dorm Rooms Cheaper, Quicker and Quieter New York Times 3/26/08 Alison Gregor

“NEW HAVEN — Modular construction may have an image associated with prisons and barracks, but it is also increasingly being used in a more refined setting, to create quick and convenient dormitories and classrooms for colleges and universities.

“These are not the flimsy wooden buildings that were the hallmark of the first generation of modular building, but hardier steel and concrete structures. For instance, Yale, on a campus distinguished by sturdy neo-Gothic and Georgian Revival architecture, built a modular dormitory in 2004, covering about 7,800 square feet.”

Posted by: Tanya

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