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Product modelling of configurable building systems - a case study

Malmgren, Linus LU ; Jensen, Patrik and Olofsson, Thomas (2010) In Journal of Information Technology in Construction 15. p.354-368
Abstract
This paper investigates a Swedish house manufactures building system regarding the documentation and information structures. The aim is to evaluate how product modeling technology can be used to facilitate product customization. By dividing the product in four different views the complexity of the product can be reduced and each view represent the interest of customer, engineering, production and assembly respectively. The analysis shows that the connections between the different view, i.e. the information transfer, is an area for potential improvements and little attention has been devoted to transfer information upstream from manufacturing and engineering to the customer view. The lack of information transfer can often lead to ad-hoc... (More)
This paper investigates a Swedish house manufactures building system regarding the documentation and information structures. The aim is to evaluate how product modeling technology can be used to facilitate product customization. By dividing the product in four different views the complexity of the product can be reduced and each view represent the interest of customer, engineering, production and assembly respectively. The analysis shows that the connections between the different view, i.e. the information transfer, is an area for potential improvements and little attention has been devoted to transfer information upstream from manufacturing and engineering to the customer view. The lack of information transfer can often lead to ad-hoc solutions in the customization process. We believe that successful cooperation and information exchange between these four views is the key to future development and customize-to-order configuration. (Less)
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industrialized construction, modular houses, building product model, product customization, kstrit
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Journal of Information Technology in Construction
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354 - 368
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International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction, CIB
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  author       = {Malmgren, Linus and Jensen, Patrik and Olofsson, Thomas},
  issn         = {1874-4753},
  keyword      = {industrialized construction,modular houses,building product model,product customization,kstrit},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {354--368},
  publisher    = {International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction, CIB},
  series       = {Journal of Information Technology in Construction},
  title        = {Product modelling of configurable building systems - a case study},
  volume       = {15},
  year         = {2010},
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