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Design tools for industrialized constructions: changing the practice
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering, Structural and Construction Engineering.
2010 (English)In: Ph.D. Research Workshop on Technology and Innovation in Construction: Held at Department of Civil, Mining and Environmental Engineering, Luleå University of Technology Porsön, Luleå, 29 September 2010 / [ed] Ylva Sardén; Paul Chan, Luleå, 2010, 4-9 p.Conference paper (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Industrialized construction processes promise higher efficiency but require different approaches. The industrialization not only alters the performance of the buildings but also alters the role, communication and activities of the stakeholders in strong correlation with changes in construction processes. Changes in processes set new requirements towards software tools of the construction process and at the same time the evolution of software tools provide new possibilities to consider. The development of building systems - systems for managing industrialized constructions - require the existence of customized software solutions instead or in parallel to more generic ones supporting the traditional processes. Processes supported with customized software tools could not only be quicker and more efficient but better in quality, however require different approaches in development, usage and maintenance of processes. The author is participating in the research project of investigating the application of software tools supporting design for industrialized construction processes. This paper intends to draw summary on requirements and implications of  applying design tools on processes of industrialized construction. We will discuss the evolution of design tools, requirements towards tools and organizations, role changes and information management. The paper will also discuss the difficulties we face during the introduction of the new breed of design tools required for industrialized construction processes and some difficulties of the research activities. The paper is finished with summary on planed and possible future works in the area.

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Luleå, 2010. 4-9 p.
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Construction Engineering and Management
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-40632Local ID: fd3b3e00-0439-11e0-b767-000ea68e967bOAI: diva2:1014154
Ph.D. Research Workshop on Technology and Innovation in Construction : 29/09/2010 - 29/09/2010
Godkänd; 2010; 20101210 (tamrac)Available from: 2016-10-03 Created: 2016-10-03Bibliographically approved

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