Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Knowledge-based engineering in construction: the prefabricated timber housing case
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Innovation and Design.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-2699-2533
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering, Structural and Construction Engineering.
2008 (English)In: Journal of Information Technology in Construction (ITcon), ISSN 1874-4753, E-ISSN 1874-4753, Vol. 13, 408-420 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Swedish prefabricators of domestic buildings need to become more effective and efficient; the aim of this paper is to investigate the usefulness of rule-based IT support tools for this purpose. The current sales and design process at a Swedish timber volume element prefabricator is presented. The process was mapped and the early design phase was evaluated regarding information management and standardisation. It was found that information management during early design is often ad hoc and person dependent; therefore searching for information that could lead to reuse of past solutions is rather time demanding. There is a need for standardisation to promote reuse due to a mentality of designing one-of-a-kind buildings. Knowledge-based engineering is seen as an enabler to enhance the current situation and an IT support approach is suggested. A demonstrator stair tool is tested, which lets the seller discuss needs with the customer and then use the tool to assess cost and manufacturability. If design flaws can be found early on, waste activities downstream can be reduced. Standardisation could be realised through modularisation, which the implementation of an IT support tool could gain from.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2008. Vol. 13, 408-420 p.
National Category
Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified Building Technologies
Research subject
Functional Product Development; Timber Structures
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-5803Local ID: 3fcbc1e0-9778-11dc-ad7f-000ea68e967bOAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-5803DiVA: diva2:978678
Projects
Regelbaserad projektering för trävolymbyggande, Lean Wood Engineering
Note
Validerad; 2008; 20071120 (marsan)Available from: 2016-09-29 Created: 2016-09-29 Last updated: 2017-11-24Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

fulltext(429 kB)9 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 429 kBChecksum SHA-512
18bac6d830d8e94474aee21b2f7ff971f8a78a18bf338a19014788c10fac69cbad09d16d2f9f03506aa0ebfe5196dd239f6d377f4215657cc787f56e5ce0cdd5
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

Other links

http://www.itcon.org/2008/26

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Sandberg, MarcusJohnsson, HelenaLarsson, Tobias
By organisation
Innovation and DesignStructural and Construction Engineering
In the same journal
Journal of Information Technology in Construction (ITcon)
Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specifiedBuilding Technologies

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 9 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

urn-nbn

Altmetric score

urn-nbn
Total: 18 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf