An investigation into the potential of prefab technology as an alternative housing solution in Uganda.
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Human habitation is a crucial stage for the future development of Uganda as a country. It directly impacts on the mental, social, physical and spiritual growth of the citizens that in turn build the country. However the current situation in Uganda requires a serious intervention, to avail more adequate housing in terms of quantity and quality to all Ugandans. The research focuses on identifying the viability and the potential of a technology of prefabrication of housing units for accommodation in Uganda. The case study method was used with a selection of prefabricated housing units of Bugolobi flats and shipping container prefabricated homes in Bweyogerere. Different data collection methods which included a review of existing literature, interviews, discussions and observations were used. The findings of the study reveal that prefabrication is a potential method that can contribute to the alleviation of inadequate housing, although there are a number of factors that are not in Uganda and need to be put in place to complement its feasibility. The findings will contribute to the alleviation of inadequate housing and hence the development of the housing sector in Uganda. In addition the research will avail more knowledge, about prefabrication in Uganda; it may then be used in development of the construction industry.