Improving buildability with platforms and configurators
2013 (English)In: Proceedings IGLC-21: Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction / [ed] Carlos T. Formoso; Patricia Tzortzopoulos, Fortaleza, Brazil, 2013, 771-780 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
The different stages in construction projects are often separated with little interaction between the different trades. Many researchers proclaim that this separation between design and production limits the buildability of construction designs. Thus there is a need for providing knowledge of rules and constraints imposed from production in the design of construction products. A way of integration of production knowledge in the design is by implementing product platforms and configurators in construction projects. This paper describes the development of a configurator for a modularized concrete bridge that can be produced efficiently. Production of bridges can be selected to be built either on site or prefabricated. Previous work to develop configurators has mainly focused on the efficiency of the design phase and is usually not linked to production improvements and simplifications. By defining the product platform for a certain bridge variant within its market segment, the technical solutions can be designed to be flexible while ensuring the buildabuility in the construction phase.The developed configurator is built in SolidWorks and parametrically coupled using Tacton Studio. The first version generates geometrical drawings. Whereas validation show that parametric modelling configurators can be used for increasing buildability and efficiency at site, and also increasing the range of feasible alternatives and for speeding up the design process.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Fortaleza, Brazil, 2013. 771-780 p.
Research subject Structural Engineering; Construction Engineering and Management
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-40020Local ID: efcd4b35-5923-43c3-ac74-875e5271fa32OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-40020DiVA: diva2:1013542
Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction : 31/07/2013 - 02/08/2013
Godkänd; 2013; 20130815 (ojajoh)2016-10-032016-10-03Bibliographically approved