From Opportunity Identification to Concept Generation of Sustainable Modular Buildings

  • Guido Bruni
  • Luigi De NapoliEmail author
  • Vincenzo Maria Mattanò
  • Antonino Morabito
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering book series (LNME)


The paper discusses the process that leads to choosing a modular building system and how this has suggested a framework to make the right decision in clarifying the task and in generating and selecting new concepts. After illustrating the genesis of the need to build in a modular way, attention shifts to the criteria for evaluating the characteristics of modular buildings. The evaluation criteria were identified and sorted by category and, after an assessment of what already exists on the market and in literature, the guidelines for the design of a new modular building system were provided. The paper also illustrates some conceptual solutions that have arisen from the application of the identified criteria.


Sustainable modular buildings MCDA Concept generation Concept assessment Product assessment 



The research work reported here has been possible by the financial support of Regione Calabria, through the POR Project CALABRIA FERS FSE 2014-2020 (project acronym: PRIMAB).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mechanical, Energy and Management Engineering (DIMEG)University of CalabriaRendeItaly

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