Nyindustrialisering af byggeprocessen: Næste trin mod øget effektivitet

Studenteropgave: Kandidatspeciale og HD afgangsprojekt

  • Martin Pedersen
  • Mads Sølvsten Dahl
4. semester, Byggeledelse (cand.tech.), Kandidat (Kandidatuddannelse)
An English abstract is provided below of the master thesis New-Industrialization of the building process - next step for increased efficiency. The master thesis concludes the education Master of Science and Technology in Civil Engineering with Specialization in Building Management at Aalborg University, Department of Production. The supervisor at this master thesis is Associate Professor Mrs. Lene Faber Ussing, PhD.

Setting the scene
The state of the Danish construction industry served as the starting point for this project. An examination was focused on the nearly stagnant productivity growth in the Danish construc-tion industry in comparison with the OECD countries and their production industries. The examination reveals that productivity growth in the Danish construction industry has been decreasing during a twenty year period; a decrease in productivity despite numerous measures to make the Danish construction industry more efficient and to increase its productivity.

The examination of the Danish construction industry elucidated several essential problems for the project group. These identified problems led the project group to the initiating problem area for the master thesis. This was formulated as; the inability within the Danish construction industry to increase the efficiency of the building process.

Problem formulation
Identification of the problem area allowed the project group to draw up reasons and conse-quences through Logical Framework Approach methods. In mapping the identified reasons the project group related the reasons inspired by Leavitts system model. The identified reasons were classified in the following categories; Technology, Organization and Collaboration, The Terms within the Construction Industry and The State of the Construction Industry.

Consecutively to this, reasons leading to the initiating problem were analyzed and converted into goals solving the initiating problem. These goals led the project group to the thesis statement: Which essential theses exist in relation to new industrialization in the construction industry and how can these be treated?

In order to process the problem formulation the project group approached the supply chain through interviews with all participants. These interviews created a snapshot of the realities and the possibilities of a new industrialization from the various supply chain participants points of view. The interviews clarified that a new industrialization of the building process is a challenging and complex task for all involved participants. This task contains several essential points, more or less connected to each other.

Through analysis of all collected data materials the project group was able to identify the main topics for a new industrialization within the construction industry. The most significant topics were pointed out and listed for further examination. The topics were:
-Dissatisfaction with the traditional building process.
-Early collaboration in the supply chain.
-ICT system design / construction generator with predefined framework and input from the supply chain.
-Standard building components and system deliveries to individual projects.

After thorough analysis of all main topics the project group was able to clarify existing issues and problems within the construction industry. All these elements must be handled ahead of a new industrialized construction process.

The analysis clarified that focus within the construction industry shall be on three specific areas. When dealing with the collaboration issue a low degree of industrialization is possible. When dealing with the collaboration issue combined with the ICT system design in the project engineering phase the medium degree is possible. When dealing with all three focus areas in combination the highest degree of industrialization is possible.
Udgivelsesdato5 jan. 2011
Antal sider111
ID: 43347670