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Innovative Construction of Student Residences: Frameup concept
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering, Structural and Construction Engineering.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-6953-7082
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering, Structural and Construction Engineering.
Part Construction AB.
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering, Structural and Construction Engineering.
2015 (English)In: The 13th Nordic Steel Construction Conference: NSCC-2015 / [ed] Markku Heinisuo; Jari Mäkinen, Tampere: Tampere University of Technology, Department of Civil Engineering , 2015, 199-200 p.Conference paper, Meeting abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Sweden has a strong demand on the construction of student accommodations and therefore significant efforts have been taken towards an affordable and easy solution of the problem. A concept combining these requirements may be based on the use of structural steel frames in combination with prefabricated 3D modules fully equipped and suitable for student accommodations. Therefore, the need to investigate and develop a system suitable for an effective assembly of student residences is considered in this paper, as part of an international project, Optimization of the frames for effective assembling - FRAMEUP. The Fig. 1 reveals an overview of the system within the execution process.The Frameup system introduces a new approach in terms of execution technique which consists of the execution of a building starting from the roof to the 1st floor. The existence of a lifting system constituted of a horizontal rigid frame - grid - in combination with lifting towers - pylons - permits the erection of the building, promoting each time the building is lifted, a clearance of one-floor-height plus tolerances at the ground level. This creates room enough for the assembly of the lower floor from below the previously assembled floor. The procedure is repeated several times according to the number of floors until the 1st floor of the building, the last floor of the execution sequence, is assembled. Moreover the Frameup system introduces an innovation, the Frameup conveyor system, which streamlines the assembly process so to move/slide the elements, as they come, directly from the lorry to their final position in the building.The development of the Frameup system benefits from a stepwise detailed 3D modeling and structural analysis and design tools. However, when it comes to attest the reliability and efficiency of the system, a full scale feasibility test is essential and it is performed on the majority of the sequences of construction.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Tampere: Tampere University of Technology, Department of Civil Engineering , 2015. 199-200 p.
Keyword [en]
Innovative structures, Innovations, construction, Civil engineering and architecture - Building engineering
Keyword [sv]
Samhällsbyggnadsteknik och arkitektur - Byggnadsteknik
National Category
Building Technologies
Research subject
Steel Structures
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URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-39762Local ID: ea0ed94e-5f18-49b8-81f3-1b69d2a47df8ISBN: 978-952-15-3578-9 (print)ISBN: 978-952-15-3579-6 (electronic)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-39762DiVA: diva2:1013280
Conference
Nordic Steel Construction Conference : 23/09/2015 - 25/09/2015
Projects
FRAMEUP - Optimization of frames for effective assembling
Note
Godkänd; 2015; 20151007 (pedand)Available from: 2016-10-03 Created: 2016-10-03 Last updated: 2017-01-19Bibliographically approved

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