Use of 3-D product models in construction process automation

Pentti Vähä (Corresponding Author), Klaus Känsälä, Rauno Heikkilä, Ilkka Kaisto

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Current construction design methods are not able to produce all the information necessary for the construction process. Increased exploitation of building design information, especially dimensional control and identification, is necessary. The construction industry should take advantage of automation to increase productivity and quality. ‘Product model thinking’ is designed to solve these problems, but demands advanced devices and changes in traditional working methods. This paper describes some key aspects of product model thinking and its exploitation on the construction site in the near future.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)69 - 76
Number of pages8
JournalAutomation in Construction
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1997
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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