||Introducing cam technologies in pavicentro housing production system
||Duarte J P
||Pavicentro is a Portuguese factory that mass produces prefabricated houses basedon a concrete box system. Among the goals that directed the development of this systemwere concerns for quality and customized production. Nevertheless, while quality improved,the initial concern for customization soon faded into common mass production. The paperpoints out the opportunity provided by CAD/CAM technologies to develop a truly customizedmass production process. Such a process would extend design diversity and enhancedesign quality, thus increasing customer satisfaction. The paper identifies areas ofproduction with a greater potential for the introduction of CADICAM, which are related to theproduction of secondary elements, including precastconcrete and nonconcrete elements.
|Year of publication:
Duarte J P (1997).
Introducing cam technologies in pavicentro housing production system. Sarja A (editor); Computers in the practice of building and civil engineering, Worldwide ECCE symposium; September 3-5, 1997, Finland,