Design Breakdown in Industrialized Construction: Supporting Lean Manufacturing
2015 (English)In: Proceedings of the 2015 Modular and Offsite Construction (MOC) Summit & 1st International Conference on the Industrialization of Construction (ICIC) / [ed] Mohammed Al-Hussein; Osama Moselhi; Sunkuk Kim; Ryan E. Smith, Edmonton, Canada: University of Alberta Press , 2015, 255-262 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
A turn-key commitment towards the client compels the contractor to optimize the entire supply chain from design to delivery of the finished building. Industrialization of residential construction can be accomplished using either an open or a closed platform. In the case of an open platform, the client can greatly affect design solutions and the subsequent production phase. The aim of this research is to explain how design process breakdown into activities and deli-veries supports Lean manufacturing in an open platform situation. The most successful industria-lized contractor in Sweden was studied through mapping their design process of modular buildings using their visual planning display. Describing the improvement strategy, the visual content, and the standardization efforts in design revealed the support for Lean manufacturing. Analyzing each activity for repetitive elements identified the base for standardization. The conclusion is that design breakdown is a successful method that effectively supports Lean manufacturing and provides a base for standardization in an open platform context.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Edmonton, Canada: University of Alberta Press , 2015. 255-262 p.
Research subject Construction Engineering and Management; Timber Structures
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-35655Local ID: a47ebdd9-2646-4300-91d5-efd722143f1bISBN: 978-1-55195- 349-6 OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-35655DiVA: diva2:1008908
Modular and Offsite Construction [MOC] Summit & 1st International Conference on the Industrialization of Construction : 19/05/2015 - 21/05/2015
Godkänd; 2015; 20160323 (emmvik)2016-09-302016-09-302017-01-19Bibliographically approved