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tr.v. pre·fab·ri·cat·ed, pre·fab·ri·cat·ing, pre·fab·ri·cates
1. To manufacture (a building or section of a building, for example) in advance, especially in standard sections that can be easily shipped and assembled.
2. To make up, construct, or develop in an artificial, unoriginal, or stereotypic manner.

pre·fab′ri·ca′tion n.
pre·fab′ri·ca′tor n.
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Noun1.prefabrication - the manufacture of sections of a building at the factory so they can be easily and rapidly assembled at the building siteprefabrication - the manufacture of sections of a building at the factory so they can be easily and rapidly assembled at the building site
manufacturing, manufacture, fabrication - the act of making something (a product) from raw materials; "the synthesis and fabrication of single crystals"; "an improvement in the manufacture of explosives"; "manufacturing is vital to Great Britain"
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It really is taking pre-fabrication to the extreme," she said.
The companies that have already started operation within the free zone are Middle East Tubing (which is into logistics and distribution of huge pipes in oil and gas sector), a container solutions unit and a pre-fabrication unit.
The new Santa Clara office is able to accommodate data centre design engineers and project management and site service personnel, and it will also function as a material warehouse and pre-fabrication facility.
In the second and third phase, there will be a glass factory, pre-fabrication facilities, expansion of employee accommodation, fuelling stations, a helipad, and support manufacturing.
John Barnham - Head of Asset Management at Orbit Heart of England The retrofit 'fabric first' design options will meet future regulatory/energy performance/low carbon/affordability needs to achieve 2050 carbon reduction targets, adopting pre-fabrication where feasible ensures quality control and 'build-a-ability', cost control (build time/construction) and less reliance upon skilled trades to construct.
Cammell Laird managing director Linton Roberts said: "We have already successfully completed significant pre-fabrication and engineering work in advance of the vessel's arrival.
In co-operation with Audi and Volkswagen, PMDTechnologies is already in the pre-fabrication stage of 3D sensors for automotive applications.
The connection technology provides pre-fabrication of multi-story column trees to expedite the construction schedule.
Edwards employs approximately 75 workers in their 50,000 square foot pre-fabrication facility in Minooka, IL, and as part of an installation team on-site at the Seneca plant.
McNulty's has been working on the Global Producer contract since February with preparation and pre-fabrication work ready for her arrival in July.
The expansion follows its acquisition last year of Metek Building Systems, a pre-fabrication light steel frame construction company.
Quantapoint as-built laser documentation provides more accurate and complete information for design, fabrication and construction decisions, including accurate dimensional fit-up, pre-fabrication and clash detection.