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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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Contractors working in the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) sector are advised to switch from traditional construction to off-site prefabrication, as it would allow them to better manage their costs.
This is a timely book, for prefabrication is again on the agenda and being reinvented, sometimes in a state of amnesia.
NCC will also coordinate installations and prefabrication.
The sheer number of complex projects currently on the horizon means that, as a method of construction, prefabrication is gaining traction.
Yet the project was flawed by 'the contradiction between standardisation/mass production on the one hand, and artistically inspired craftsmanship on the other', which resulted in very limited use of standardised construction, and hardly any industrial prefabrication. It makes the construction programme look even more impressive.
The contract covers engineering, procurement and prefabrication of an injection system which will enable the Oseberg Field Centre to inject all produced water from the platform into the Utsira reservoir.
With the amount of complex projects coming up, Robbie Nelson, modular systems division manager, BK Gulf, said that prefabrication, as a method of construction, is catching up.
The name Maisons Citrohan was a curious pun on Citroen, the car manufacturer which had yet to design and produce that architects' favourite, the 2CV, a masterpiece of low-cost prefabrication. Quite what Voison thought of the name Citrohan is anyone's guess, but the car maker was clearly unoffended as he lent Le Corbusier cars in succeeding years.
The contract, valued at approximately NOK160m, covers design, purchasing, planning, prefabrication and installations relating to the link-up of the satellite field Vestflanken.