Industrialized building technology involves the use of
advanced control systems as well as mechanized and
automated building and manufacturing methods. Expressive
architecture and the realization of flexible technical
systems and spaces which serve variable usage are the
main aims of the design and technical systems. The open
industrialisation rise needs for the compatibility of the
products and information between the producers and other
partners of the building process.
Comprehensive modular and hierarchical systematization of
the products, designs and production is a typical feature
of the new technology. Hierarchical modulation of the
building means the breakdown of the building into
constituent parts of a size class defined at each
hierarchical level. The total sum of the constituent
parts at each hierarchical level is an entire building.
The division is made from different perspectives, e.g.
functional and spatial design modulation, functional
modulation of technical systems, manufacturing
modulation, assembly modulation, service and maintenance
modulation, and dismantlement and reuse modulation.
The computer-integrated building information system
comprises product data model, data transfer systems,
databases and application programs available in different
organizations. These have been adapted to comply with
agreements and standards required by integration. The
guidelines for these solutions in Finland have been
outlined in development projects of the RATAS programme.
One of the main objectives is to standardize the
systematics of communication between different
information systems without restricting the opportunities
of the various parties to use and develop their preferred
systems. The other key aim is to link information
management with the design systems. Design documents can
be prepared on the basis of information requirements
defined by the user from plans and product models stored
in a database.
|Place of Publication||Espoo|
|Publisher||VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland|
|Number of pages||222|
|Publication status||Published - 1995|
|MoE publication type||Not Eligible|
- construction industry
- product data
- modular structures
- information systems
- structural engineering