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, Jagbeck A, Karstila K

Concurrent engineering in the tendering process of building and construction

Abstract: CONCUR (Concurrent Design and Engineering in Building and Civil Engineering) is a four year initiative in the European Union Brite-EuRam workprogramme involving industry partners Skanska (Se), IVO Power Engineering (Fi) and Taylor Woodrow (UK), the specification body STABU (Nl), R and D institutions VTT (Fi) and TNO (Nl), and universities DUT (Nl) and KTH (Se). The project will develop, implement and industrially deploy an integrated CAx environment for concurrent construction tendering. CONCUR is addressing the integration of information in the stages which lead to submission of tenders. The goal is to reduce tendering cost by 30 - 50% using integrated information systems and applications. The tendering process is a complex process involving many disciplines each of which uses different types of information. . In essence it is an information refinement process, in each refinement cycle addressing the high risk aspects of the moment. In CONCUR we are addressing the integrated use of information and applications, using Project (Product and Process) Data Technology Using the major informational items the refinement process will come to information specifications. The specifications being derived are not re-invented but use is made of existing and emerging standards such as STEP and IAI. Results of the CONCUR efforts can be fed back to STEP and IAI.

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Series: w78:1998 (browse)
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Class: class.represent (0.023671) class.environment (0.015688) class.impact (0.011018)
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Permission to reproduce these papers has been graciously provided by Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden. The assistance of the editors, Prof. Bo-Christer Björk and Dr. Adina Jägbeck, is gratefully appreciated.


Alexander Löfgren

Towards mobile lean communication for production management

Abstract: This paper reports on an ongoing case study of a mobile computing pilot project at Sweden’s largest con-struction company, Skanska AB. The company has recognized the potential of a mobile computing platform based on the tablet computer user device for construction site management teams. A global initiative within the company has started with the aim of improving information management and project communication at production site operations with the use of tablet computers. The paper portrays Skanska’s ambition towards the creation of usefulness and benefit of the tablet platform for the site based mobile workforce in the initial development and implementation process. The evolving mobile computing project has so far been directly influenced by the needs of intended end users and pro-gressed in a trial and error fashion. The paper also discusses the role of mobile computing and project communication in a wider industrialization perspective; integration of project organization and technology that enables an effective platform for collaboration to facilitate leaner communication in the construction process.

Keywords: mobile computing, construction site, production management, tablet computer, usefulness, implementa-tion, project communication

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Andersson N, Johansson P

Re-engineering of the project planning process

Abstract: This paper describes the current status of the projectplanning process in the Swedish construction company Skanska Syd AB.The purpose of the study is to identify and analyse important aspectsof potential improvements of project planning.The study shows that re-engineering of the project planning processinvolves five improvement areas of concern;distinct demands, adequate education and support, quality assuranceof the planning process, integrated project management systems,and experiential feed-back.

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Class: class.education (0.019570) class.strategies (0.012816) class.processing (0.005537)
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Permission to reproduce these papers has been graciously provided by the University of Ljubljana. The assistance of the editor, Prof. Ziga Turk, is gratefully appreciated.


Jordan M,Jeffrey H

Experiences of implementing BIM in Skanska facilities management

Abstract: The benefits of BIM (Building Information Modeling) in design, construction and facilities management (FM) are well documented. However, the adoption of BIM in the construction sector is slow, with BIM implementation in facilities services lagging even further behind. Several reasons have been offered for the slow uptake of BIM, such as issues with IT interoperability, lack of understanding of BIM and variable expectations of the system. Difficulties with clearly articulating FM BIM requirements and the inevitable changes to long-established work processes could be the key to the slow progress of BIM in facilities management. Detailed case-studies of BIM implementation in UK FM organisations are not forthcoming. The facilities management team at Skanska has embraced BIM and this paper describes the challenges the team faced when it prepared the business for a ‘BIM way of working’, and some early benefits achieved from the fledgling BIM implementation. The paper highlights the importance of clarifying BIM aspirations and identifying and understanding information requirements before focusing on technology, and the importance of only selecting information that can be beneficially utilised. Once information requirements are agreed, identifying when in the building lifecycle the information should be made available requires careful consideration. These timing decisions require close collaboration with and an understanding of other participants, particularly in the design process. The paper highlights the need to review existing work processes and the time dedicated to the task should not be underestimated. The paper also describes the inevitability of having to change existing work processes (not just in the FM team), the associated challenges and how these challenges were approached by the Skanska facilities Services team. One of the benefits of BIM that is difficult to quantify is this greater co-operative approach and reciprocal understanding of each stakeholder’s needs and constraints. Engaging with people first, adapting existing processes and then using IT systems intelligently are the keys to successful BIM implementation.

Keywords: BIM,Building Information Modeling,Standards,Data,Information,Implementation,Benefits

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Tamás Rácz, Anders Rönneblad, Thomas Olofsson

Energy Analysis Automation for Industrialized Construction Processes

Abstract: Industrialized building systems such as Skanska ModernaHus or Skanska Exchange need advanced computer systems to support product configuration processes effectively. The project phases like capturing requirements, design document creation, performance analysis, scheduling and all other activities need to be done automatically at least to a certain extent or fully automated for the maximum benefits. This paper demonstrates the development of an automated building energy analysis software module which is going to be part of an experimental configuration system for Skanska’s ModernaHus concept buildings. The paper shows the process of software module development from identifying software requirements, through the selection of system architecture to implementation. The selected approach should provide adequate level of flexibility to support its re-use in other similar systems in the future. We conclude the paper with discussion on the operation and the integration of the module in a complete configurator system as well as on the first results of efficiency and on the possible further usage for design optimization. We also show through this experimental development how future design team roles may shift from classic design tasks to development tasks of product configuration systems for industrialized construction processes.

Keywords: Industrialized Construction, Automation, Energy Analysis, Configuration System

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Tarandi V

Conceptual modeling of buildings

Abstract: The MCAD project stands for "Material take off CAD". Four companies are participating in the project. ABV, SIAB and SKANSKA represent more than half of the Swedish contractors turn over, and ARCONA is a new Construction Management Company with a business idea of using a total computer support through the whole building process. The project is partly financed by the Swedish Council for Building Research (BFR) and SBUF. The aim of the project is t o structure the information in the CAD drawings and connect it to alpha numerical data in a generic relational data base outside the CAD system. The structure is based on the code table for building parts which the contractors have agreed upon a couple of years ago. Without such a common structure (accepted and used by everyone) it would have been impossible to get a flow of information through all phases of the building process.

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Class: class.processing (0.049693) class.synthesis (0.017502) class.commerce (0.014835)
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Permission to reproduce these documents has been graciously provided by the Lund University and the Swedish Building Centre. The assistance of the editors, Prof. Per Christiansson and Prof. Henry Karlsson, is gratefully appreciated.


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