Prefabricated construction

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Conference paper

Leveraging advanced VDC methods and reality capture to increase the predictability for prefabrication

Construction processes happen in partially controlled environment; resulting in prefabricated components being vulnerable to variances resulting from deviation in quality of work put in place. However, wider adoption of VDC methods and advances in Reality Capture technology has opened up avenues for adopting prefabrication in...
Conference paper

Visual planning for supply chain management of prefabricated components in construction

One of the challenges in the supply chain management of prefabricated components is the communication gap between the jobsite and the fabrication shop to coordinate on the deliveries. The context is the supply chain of light gauge metal stud panels that are digitally fabricated using...
Journal article

Strategies for applying the circular economy to prefabricated buildings

In this paper, a circular-economy framework is applied to the prefabricated building sector to explore the environmental advantages of prefabrication in terms of reduction, reusability, adaptability, and recyclability of its components. A qualitative approach is used to revisit the design, construction, and demolition stages of...
Presentation

Supply chain design for modular construction projects

The construction sector is currently undergoing a shift from stick-built construction techniques to modular building systems. If construction supply chains are to support this transformation, they need to be modified and strengthened using an adapted logistics system. The aim of this study is to establish...
Journal article

The practical relationships between lean construction tools and sustainable development: A literature review

The construction industry is considered among the largest consumers of natural resources (non-renewable materials, fossil fuels, water...). It is also an important source of generation of solid waste and greenhouse gas emissions. In addition to its negative impacts on the environment, most construction projects are...
Conference paper

Kaizen - Analysis of the implementation of the A3 reporting tool in a steel structure company

The A3 report is a Kaizen tool that must contain, on one side of an A3 paper sheet, a context, the current situation, the objective, an analysis, countermeasures, an action plan, the monitoring and an upgrade regarding the situation to be improved. This study seeks...
Conference paper

Combining takt planning with prefabrication for industrialized construction

Prefabrication and takt planning and control have been discussed a lot among lean construction researchers and practitioners. However, prefabrication and takt planning together as a way to promote industrialization in construction have been under explored in earlier research. Based on a literature review and two...
Conference paper

Prefabricated timber facade for the energy refurbishment of the Italian building stock: The Ri.Fa.Re. project

This paper describes the Ri.Fa.Re. timber-based solution, an innovative timber-based prefabricated panel for the energy refurbishment of the existing Italian building facades. Although similar technologies have already been tested in several European countries, they are not feasible to be used in the Italian context characterized...
Conference paper

Just in time in construction: Description and implementation insights

The construction industry has long been plagued with productivity and waste management issues on construction sites, unmet deadlines, and client dissatisfaction over the quality of the construction delivered. Having greatly aided the manufacturing industry, this paper investigates how the JIT philosophy could help with these...
Presentation

Application of BIM for supporting decision-making related to logistics in prefabricated building systems

Managing industrialised construction requires an accurate synchronisation of design, manufacturing and assembly processes. Considering the high uncertainty and the interdependences between different processes on site, it is important to consider the status of the construction site in the planning and control process. Understanding the demands...