Customised Industrial Construction
Objectives and Scopes:
Industrialisation in Construction will become more customer oriented. Systems for adaptable manufacturing and robot technologies will merge the best aspects of industrialisation and automation with aspects of traditional manufacturing. Concepts of mass customisation can be implemented via the application of robots in prefabrication processes, on site in service. Drivers for such concepts are:
• the potential of such advance construction technologies to enable new business opportunities for the construction industry in order to deliver more efficient and customised products and services
• the increasing changes in demographics, life styles, cities, economies that require personalised socio economic and socio technical processes and services to be more affordable.
Against this background the commission will focus on the following areas for international research:
• Industrialised customisation in automation and robotics in factories, on site and in building services
• Design for industrialised customisation
• Strategic deployment of industrialised customisation.
The commission aims:
• to become the core of the world's leading international research community on Customised Industrial Construction and how this impacts upon processes in architecture, construction and real estate
• to facilitate to bring in new knowledge and frontier technologies from various profession, including: ICT, Automation, Robotics, Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics and Product-Service Engineering
• to expand the professional core competence in the construction industry.
Current Work Programme:
During its first years the commission will have commission meetings each year in conjunction with major CIB and IAARC conferences. The commission aims to develop its own series of international conference and workshops.
The commission works through project groups that during its first years will focus on:
• production and publication of an R&D Roadmap
• development of new professional courses and curricula
• publication of handbooks for professionals.
• Definition of a concept for an international course curriculum, supporting the deployment of new professional areas
• Exploration of possibilities for an international Master Course, teaching network and /or certification system in support of Customized Industrial Construction
• Publication for handbooks for aspects of Customized Industrial Construction.
• Publication of a Research Roadmap on Customized Industrial Construction
Members of this Working Commission will be Individual CIB Members or appointed representatives of CIB Organisational Members or appointed representatives of IAARC Members
The Working Commission was established in January 2011 as successor to the former CIB Task Group TG57 - Industrialisation in Construction.
W119 is a joint commission of CIB and IAARC - the International Association for Automation and Robotics in Construction.
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