Rethinking prefabricated construction management using the VP-based IKEA model in Hong Kong
Li, Heng, Guo, Samuel H.L., Skitmore, Ronald Martin, Huang, Ting, Chan, K.Y.N., & Chan, Greg (2011) Rethinking prefabricated construction management using the VP-based IKEA model in Hong Kong. Construction Management and Economics, 29(3), pp. 233-245.
Prefabricated construction is regarded by many as an effective and efficient approach to improving construction processes and productivity, ensuring construction quality and reducing time and cost in the construction industry. However, many problems occur with this approach in practice, including higher risk levels and cost or time overruns. In order to solve such problems, it is proposed that the IKEA model of the manufacturing industry and VP technology are introduced into a prefabricated construction process. The concept of the IKEA model is identified in detail and VP technology is briefly introduced. In conjunction with VP technology, the applications of the IKEA model are presented in detail, i.e. design optimization, production optimization and installation optimization. Furthermore, through a case study of a prefabricated hotel project in Hong Kong, it is shown that the VP-based IKEA model can improve the efficiency and safety of prefabricated construction as well as reducing cost and time.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Prefabricated construction, IKEA model, Virtual Prototyping, design optimization, construction optimization|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > BUILDING (120200)|
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > BUILDING (120200) > Building Construction Management and Project Planning (120201)
|Divisions:||Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment|
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2011 Taylor & Francis|
|Copyright Statement:||This is a preprint of an article submitted for consideration in the [Construction Management and Economics] ©  [copyright Taylor & Francis]; [Construction Management and Economics] is available online at: www.tandfonline.com|
|Deposited On:||16 Apr 2012 09:12|
|Last Modified:||16 Apr 2012 15:46|
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