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.
Part One: The nature of industrialization. The concept of integrated industrialization in building. Building systems and components. The performance approach. Production technology. Part Two: Management of industrialized systems. Planning of production site and resources. Production planning and control. Cost estimating and control. Quality planning and control. Economic aspects of industrialization. Part Three: Automated systems. Principles of knowledge-based automated systems. Application to design and planning. Applications to production of building elements. Application to robotics on the construction site. An integrated, automated building system. Index.