Objective and GoalThe challenge competitive production is important to the construction industry since constructuion uses natural resources to realise sustainable, attractive cities. The goal is to develop new production technology that balances flexibility and standardisation within house building to increase quality and decrease building cost. The goal is reached through building companies working with each other and academia from the building and manufacturing industries. The project develops 3D printing, robotics, and geometry quality for buildings and Big Data for environmental data.Result and Expected EffectsAfter step 1 the market potential for the four ideas is established. Production technology for small series focusing standardisation and flexibility is described. The Swedish Building Production Day is finalised with the effect of a strong consortium for the continuation of the project. The export potential for the ideas is known and international contacts taken for further development - with a focus on identifying international partners aiming for Horizon 2020 and working with production technology (within or outside construction).Approach and ImplementationThe work with the four ideas follow a product development where the market potential is scrutinised in step 1 by exposing the ideas to comapnies and academia. The Swedish Building Production Day is an instrument for that, but is also used to form the consortium foreseeing step 2. The literature study of production of small series balancing standardisation and flexibility is complemented with observations from company visits. The ideas are developed, tested and evaluated together with participating companies - the working mode will be determined by participating actors.
Biträdande professor vid Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Construction Management
Funding years 2015
Areas of Advance