The TAT-building system is aimed to work as a basis in
the development of new generation of industrialised
building technology in Finland. Original title "TAT"
means the product development of apartment and office
buildings. As English title "TAT" could be understood as
"Totally Adaptable Technology".
The TAT building production is based on assembly
techniques. Realisation is based on the following
- Increase in the freedom of design and quality/cost
management with the new modulated special and structural
principle and the flexible dimensioning system.
- Industrialised and mechanised manufacture of components
with the possibility for automation and robotisation.
- Compatibility of technical systems as various
- Easy assembly and installation of components on site.
- Optimisation and management of the design and
The building system is defined as a hierarchical,
modulated system containing functional and spacial
systems, a structural system, systems for ventilation,
water supply, electricity, information technology and
waste management as well as the connecting dimensioning
and tolerance systems. There are five hierarchical levels
in the system: levels of building, subbuilding, module,
component and basic element. Guidelines for design,
production, service, and product and method development
The system provides designers with a common set of
concepts, a dimensioning system, realisation principles
for the technical systems, selection of component types,
design instructions, and model plans. Solutions at the
highest hierarchical levels of the modulated system are
free and open to creative design. Module and component
types are mainly modified products manufactured with
flexible production methods.
The introduction into use can be divided into three main
1 . Realisation with the present products and techniques.
2. Realisation by means of immediate product development
and rapid organisational changes.
3. Realisation by utilising the entire development
potential of the system as well as new manufacturing
techniques and new products by means of the parallel
Entry into the final stage will take place roughly within
the next decade.
|Place of Publication||Espoo|
|Publisher||VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland|
|Number of pages||64|
|Publication status||Published - 1989|
|MoE publication type||D4 Published development or research report or study|
|Series||Valtion teknillinen tutkimuskeskus. Tutkimuksia - Research Reports|
- building components
- systems engineering
- systems management
- product development