Smart manufacturing for the wooden single-family house builder

Alexander Vestin

 

Smart manufacturing for the wooden single-family house builder

 

A strong population growth and lack of housing in Sweden causes a need for the housing industry to increase the construction rate and build more efficiently to fulfill the needs of the future. This affects the wooden single-family house industry, an industry that historically has been slow to adopt initiatives to increase efficiency. In several other sectors, intensive work is being done to develop smart factories with related terms such as smart production, industry 4.0 and smart manufacturing, to denote ideas that support competitiveness and efficiency in for example the automotive industry. So far, smart manufacturing has not been discussed to any significant extent for house building.

The purpose of this research is to understand what smart manufacturing is in the wooden single-family house industry and how smart wooden house manufacturing can be realized. The expected result until licentiate is a definition and a conceptual model of which parts are included and enablers for smart wooden house manufacturing in the wooden single-family house industry. The conceptual model will also touch upon how smart wooden house manufacturing can be realized.

 

 

Contact:

Alexander.Vestin@ju.se

 

Supervisors:

Kristina Säfsten, JTH, MDH

Malin Löfving, Träcentrum

Tobias Schauerte, Lnu

Martin Bergman, Trivselhus

Johan Gustafsson, Trivselhus

 

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