Alternative building processes
Realization of a building process is a mighty joint-effort
by numerous of parties and there is an abundance of altenatives
to organize the tasks and activities needed.
Alternative building processes are modelled within
"Construction process models"
of STAR research program
"System engineering in construction"
at VTT Building Technology.
Figure: Building process as interorganizational team-work
There is an abundance of procurement paths to bring together
the parties of the fragmented building industry for the
implementation of a building project.
The problems associated with traditional modes of operation,
increasing competition and aknowledgement of the client's needs are
forcing companies to develop new processes and forms of servise.
Systematic description of the main building processes at the
overall level by paying special attention on the roles and
interfaces of the parties.
Identified similarities between various subprocesses and
activities existing in different parts of a certain process or in
Works as a test bench for the 'genericity' of the 'library
modules' that will be completed by the subprojects
Production process models'.
Gives a guideline whenever complete building process
models are constructed for various development purposes by using
Impact on process lead time
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Updated 1.7.1995 by