A proposed system for integrating design and production in the precast building industry

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/98179
Title:
A proposed system for integrating design and production in the precast building industry
Authors:
Dawood, N. N. (Nashwan)
Affiliation:
University of Teesside. School of Science and Technology.
Citation:
Dawood, N. N. (1999) 'A proposed system for integrating design and production in the precast building industry', The International Journal of Construction Information Technology, 7 (1), pp.72-83.
Publisher:
The University of Salford
Journal:
The International Journal of Construction Information Technology
Issue Date:
1999
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/98179
Abstract:
The UK construction industry is going through a major re-appraisal, with the objective of reducing construction costs by at least 30% by the end of the millenium. Precast and off-site construction are set to play a major role in improving construction productivity, reducing costs and improving working conditions. In a survey of current practices in the prefabrication industry, it was concluded that the industry is far behind other manufacturing-based industries in terms of utilisation of IT in production planning and scheduling and other technical and managerial operations. It is suggested that a systematic, integrated, computer-aided, approach to presenting and processing information is needed. The objective of this paper is to introduce and discuss the specifications of an integrated intelligent computer-based information system for the precast concrete industry. The system should facilitate: the integration of design and manufacturing operations; automatic generation of production schedules directly from design data and factory attributes; and generation of erection schedules from site information, factory attributes and design data. It is hypothesised that the introduction of such a system would reduce the cost of precasting by 10% and encourage clients to choose precast components more often.
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
integration; scheduling; precasting; construction
ISSN:
0968-0365
Rights:
No publisher policy information on http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 07/05/2010]
Citation Count:
0 [Web of Science and Scopus, 07/05/2010]

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dc.contributor.authorDawood, N. N. (Nashwan)en
dc.date.accessioned2010-05-07T12:50:26Z-
dc.date.available2010-05-07T12:50:26Z-
dc.date.issued1999-
dc.identifier.citationThe International Journal of Construction Information Technology; 7(1):72-83en
dc.identifier.issn0968-0365-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10149/98179-
dc.description.abstractThe UK construction industry is going through a major re-appraisal, with the objective of reducing construction costs by at least 30% by the end of the millenium. Precast and off-site construction are set to play a major role in improving construction productivity, reducing costs and improving working conditions. In a survey of current practices in the prefabrication industry, it was concluded that the industry is far behind other manufacturing-based industries in terms of utilisation of IT in production planning and scheduling and other technical and managerial operations. It is suggested that a systematic, integrated, computer-aided, approach to presenting and processing information is needed. The objective of this paper is to introduce and discuss the specifications of an integrated intelligent computer-based information system for the precast concrete industry. The system should facilitate: the integration of design and manufacturing operations; automatic generation of production schedules directly from design data and factory attributes; and generation of erection schedules from site information, factory attributes and design data. It is hypothesised that the introduction of such a system would reduce the cost of precasting by 10% and encourage clients to choose precast components more often.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherThe University of Salforden
dc.rightsNo publisher policy information on http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 07/05/2010]en
dc.subjectintegrationen
dc.subjectschedulingen
dc.subjectprecastingen
dc.subjectconstructionen
dc.titleA proposed system for integrating design and production in the precast building industryen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Teesside. School of Science and Technology.en
dc.identifier.journalThe International Journal of Construction Information Technologyen
ref.citationcount0 [Web of Science and Scopus, 07/05/2010]en
or.citation.harvardDawood, N. N. (1999) 'A proposed system for integrating design and production in the precast building industry', The International Journal of Construction Information Technology, 7 (1), pp.72-83.-
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