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Industrialized and Automated Building Systems : a Managerial Approach.

Author: Abraham Warszawski
Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon : Taylor and Francis, 2003. ©2005
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Industrialized and Automated Building Systems presents a detailed and balanced evaluation of the benefits and drawbacks of industrialized building systems, and considers technological, managerial and economical aspects of industrialization, automation in the industrialized building process in production, construction and design, and information technologies in design, production and construction on site.
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Warszawski, Abraham.
Industrialized and Automated Building Systems : A Managerial Approach.
Abingdon, Oxon : Taylor and Francis, ©2003
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Abraham Warszawski
ISBN: 9780203223697 0203223691
OCLC Number: 1048246721
Notes: Applications of sensors.
Description: 1 online resource (438 pages)
Contents: Book Cover --
Half-Title --
Dedication --
Title --
Copyright --
Contents --
Preface --
Conversion factors --
Chapter 1 Industrialization and Automation in Building --
1.1 Introduction --
1.2 The nature of industrialization --
1.3 Special features of the building process --
Distinctive nature of projects --
Dispersion of construction activity --
Work environment --
Complexity of building process --
Long service life --
Divided authority --
1.4 Industrialized building systems --
1.5 The benefits and limitations of industrialized building systems --
1.6 Automated building systems --
Automation in design --
Automation of production in plant --
Automation of construction onsite --
1.7 Summary and conclusions --
Assignments --
References --
Chapter 2 Building Systems and Components --
2.1 Introduction --
2.2 Linear systems --
General principles --
Elements and connections --
2.3 Planar systems --
General principles --
Floor slabs --
Room-size panels --
Modular hollow core slabs --
Tee or double-Tee prestressed beams --
Other types of floor component --
Interior walls --
Exterior walls --
Examples of planar systems --
2.4 Three-dimensional (box) systems --
2.5 Partially prefabricated systems --
2.6 Service systems in prefabricated building --
2.7 Summary and conclusions --
Assignments --
References --
Chapter 3 Coordination Between Producer and Designer --
3.1 Introduction --
3.2 Production based on client's design --
3.3 Production based on precaster's design --
3.4 Dimensional coordination --
The basic module --
Preferred multimodules --
The modular grid --
Production dimensions --
Vertical dimensions --
3.5 An open system --
3.6 Flexible (open-closed) systems --
3.7 Coordination among designer, producer, and user --
3.8 Summary and conclusions --
Assignments --
References --
Standards --
Chapter 4 Application of the Performance Approach. 4.1 Introduction --
4.2 Performance specifications --
4.3 Structural safety: ultimate limit state --
4.4 Fire safety --
Example --
4.5 User health and safety --
4.6 Space and geometry --
4.7 Structural serviceability: deformations and vibrations --
4.8 Interior climate --
Example --
4.9 Acoustic conditions --
4.10 Visual comfort --
4.11 Water-tightness --
4.12 Condensation control and resistance to mold growth --
Example --
4.13 Resistance to mechanical damage --
4.14 Durability and resistance to corrosion and weathering --
4.15 Documentation --
4.16 Summary and conclusions --
Assignments --
References --
Chapter 5 Production Technology --
5.1 Introduction --
5.2 Materials --
Cement --
Aggregates --
Admixtures --
Air-entraining admixtures --
Accelerating admixtures --
Retarders --
Water reducers (plasticizers) --
Microsilico --
Pigments --
Reinforcing steel --
5.3 Concrete mix --
The basic requirements --
Strength --
Workability --
Durability --
Weight --
Exterior appearance --
Parameters of concrete mix --
Aerated concrete precast units --
5.4 Placing and processing of concrete --
5.5 Accelerated curing --
5.6 Production of floor slabs --
Table molds --
Stacks --
Prestressing beds --
Batteries --
5.7 Production of interior walls --
5.8 Production of exterior walls --
5.9 Exterior finish --
5.10 Beams and columns --
5.11 Boxes --
5.12 Erection process --
5.13 Weather joints --
5.14 Summary and conclusions --
Assignments --
References --
Chapter 6 Prefabrication Plant --
6.1 Introduction --
6.2 Types of prefabrication plant --
Permanent plant --
Field plant --
Fabrication on a building site --
6.3 Organization of a prefabrication plant --
6.4 Design of plant facilities --
6.5 Concrete mixing center --
Example --
6.6 Preparation and storage of other materials --
Example --
Example --
6.7 Hauling of concrete to molds --
Example. 6.8 Production of elements --
6.9 Elements handling --
6.10 Elements stockyard --
6.11 Finishing and repairs --
6.12 Plant layout design --
6.13 General layout patterns --
6.14 Summary and conclusions --
Assignments --
References --
Chapter 7 Production Planning and Control --
7.1 Introduction --
7.2 Daily production routine --
7.3 Principles of production planning --
7.4 Planning of production on a single mold --
Short series --
Example --
Long Series --
Example --
7.5 Production of several types of elements on the same mold --
7.6 The general production planning problem --
A system approach to production planning --
A Mathematical Model Example --
7.7 Production planning routine --
7.8 Information system --
The nature of the information system --
Technical information --
Management information --
Production information in the casting lines --
Shipping information --
Other production planning --
7.9 The use of a computer for production planning and control --
7.10 Summary and conclusions --
Assignments --
References --
Chapter 8 Cost Estimating and Control --
8.1 Introduction --
8.2 Cost estimating --
Materials --
Intermediate products --
Labor --
Molds --
Example --
Production overhead --
Indirect labor --
Investment costs --
Cost of other production resources --
Example --
General overhead --
Transportation --
Erection --
8.3 Cost control --
Labor --
Example --
Materials --
Example --
Molds --
Overhead expenses --
Example --
Total cost and profit performance of an order --
Example --
8.4 Computer use for cost estimating and control --
8.5 Summary and conclusions --
Assignments --
References --
Chapter 9 Quality Planning and Control --
9.1 Introduction --
9.2 The nature of quality control --
The quality requirements --
The quality control system in the plant --
Quality assurance --
9.3 The process of quality control --
Inspection methods. Principles of statistical quality control --
Control charts --
Documentation --
9.4 Materials --
9.5 Concrete production --
Quality requirements --
Example --
Quality control --
9.6 Elements casting --
Quality requirements --
Quality control --
9.7 Finished elements --
Dimension tolerances --
Surface appearance --
Visual Checks --
Quality control --
9.8 Erection onsite --
Quality requirements --
Quality control --
9.9 Quality management --
9.10 Summary and conclusions --
Assignments --
References --
Standards --
ACI (American Concrete Institute), United States --
ASTM (American Society for Testing Materials), United States --
BS (British Standards), United Kingdom --
DIN (Deutsches Institut für Normung), German Federal Republic --
ISO (International Organization for Standardization) --
Chapter 10 Economic Aspects of Industrialization --
10.1 Introduction --
10.2 Basic economic concepts --
Costs --
Example --
Example --
Example --
Benefits --
Example --
10.3 Benefits of industrialized building --
Saving in construction labor --
Saving in construction time --
Example --
Value of construction time saving --
Example --
Example --
Example --
Value of quality of building components --
10.4 Limitations of industrialized building --
Sensitivity to the nature of demand --
Sensitivity to the nature of orders --
Sensitivity to the transportation distance --
Other limitations of industrialized building --
10.5 Economic comparison of building systems --
Comparison of housing construction methods --
Utilization of single precast concrete elements --
Comparison of different prefabrication systems --
General observations --
10.6 Summary and conclusions --
Assignments --
References --
Chapter 11 Long-Range Planning of Prefabrication --
11.1 Introduction --
11.2 Analysis of demand --
11.3 General factors in plant location. 11.4 Determination of plant location and capacity --
Decision parameters --
Decision procedure --
Example --
Mathematical formulation --
11.5 Planning of the prefabrication industry --
General description of the problem --
Formulation of the problem --
Evaluation of demand --
Analysis of alternatives of new plants --
Indirect cost --
Direct cost --
Survey of the existing prefabrication industry --
The solution of the model --
11.6 Summary and conclusions --
Assignments --
References --
Chapter 12 Automation in a Prefabrication Plant --
12.1 Introduction --
12.2 Automation in building --
12.3 Computer aided design and production planning --
Input of architectural design --
Preestimating --
Outline of the elements --
Detailed design --
Production planning --
12.4 Computer aided manufacturing --
Preparation of the molds --
Preparation and placing of reinforcement --
Mixing, casting, and curing of concrete --
Demolding and cleaning --
Special activities --
Circulation of pallets --
Control of the system --
12.5 Other automated applications --
12.6 An automated building system on a construction site --
12.7 The benefits of automation --
12.8 Summary and conclusions --
Assignments --
References --
Chapter 13 The Robot Technology --
13.1 Introduction --
13.2 Manipulators --
Configuration of a robot arm --
Actuators --
The performance of manipulators --
13.3 End-effectors --
13.4 Control --
The nature of robot control --
Manipulator guiding --
Joint control --
Control of the end-effector's work --
Interaction with the environment --
Planning of activity --
Programming the robot --
13.5 Sensors --
Tactile sensors --
Limit switch --
Strain Gage --
Potentiometer --
Piezoelectric pressure transducers --
Proximity sensors --
Sonar senses --
Electromagnetic sensors --
Capacitive sensors --
Photoelectric sensors --
Laser sensors --
Vision sensors.

Abstract:

Industrialized and Automated Building Systems presents a detailed and balanced evaluation of the benefits and drawbacks of industrialized building systems, and considers technological, managerial and economical aspects of industrialization, automation in the industrialized building process in production, construction and design, and information technologies in design, production and construction on site.

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