Authors: Juniorprof. Dr.-Ing. Jutta Albus
This paper examines industrialized construction methods according to efficiency potential, creating living space of high quality. Rising global population growth and urban migration rates are indicators of a continuously increasing demand for housing. This paper describes how current building and construction techniques must undergo a rapid change in order to accommodate these factors. Ecologically and economically optimized workflows, along with applications of high performance technologies, are necessary to meet the requirements of future buildings and their emergence. Examining methods of the prefab building industry, this paper conveys and highlights key aspects of production of the building sector and comparable industries. Based on serial manufacturing and automated processes, operations are categorized and assessed for transfer analogies. Outlining applicable production methods and techniques, the importance of a change in the building and construction sector becomes apparent.
Keywords: Prefabrication; Integrative Building Design; Off-Site Manufacture; Automated Construction Processes; Unitized Building Systems