i.     General knowledge regarding prefabrication: description, historical development, basic principles of prefabricationand materials, prefabrication systems, applications, definitions and stages of the production process, categories of prefabrication systems, basic layouts of the load-bearing structure of prefabricated buildings, comparisons between conventional and industrialized structures,advantages and disadvantagesof prefabrication, cost elements and aesthetics, prefabrication in Greece, problems, trends and prospects, modern developments.

    ii.     Technology and properties of materials used in prefabrication: Concretes of special performances (high early strength, high strength, self-levelling and self-compacting, lightweight, fiber-reinforced, texile-reinforced, architectural) prestressing steel.

i.     Types of structural elements and connections:floors and roofs, columns and walls, beams, foundation, stairs, force transfer mechanisms and types of connections.

ii.     Preliminary design considerations: basic recommendations, basic principles in earthquake regions, selection criteria for structural systems, façades.

  iii.     Structural stability: unbraced and braced systems, floor diaphragm action, expansion joints, anchors.

  iv.     Special aspects of structural behavior and design of precast reinforced concrete elements:causes of damage, fire resistance, durability.