CLASP – Collection of Loosely Assembled Steel Parts
The term CLASP was developed in the 1950s, particularly used in relation to the development of prefabricated schools. The schools would have been funded by SCOLA (School Consortium of Prefab Schools). The intent of CLASP constructions is to be fast and cheap to build, using a basic structural grid infilled with panels. Nottingham has many examples of CLASP buildings, for example Edwinstowe Library. CLASP construction methods would have been applied to the construction of the NIA, Birmingham, which uses a structural grid with modular panels between.