Innovative House Components to Decrease Complexity
(English)Manuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
The specific topic of innovation in construction has only recently been given as much attention as in many other sectors. In the realms of lean production, much literature points out that the peculiarities of production in the construction industry lead to variability and thus waste and low performance levels with respect to productivity and value to clients. Innovative component solutions could possibly decrease the variability and complexity and therefore solve these issues. The purpose of this paper is to illustrate some potential areas where innovative house components could possibility decrease construction complexity and create a leaner construction process. A case study was conducted to collect data from bathrooms and kitchen installations at a house construction company. The impact of this research may have commercial value for suppliers, since they often are the drivers of innovation. The social impact of the research is to highlight problem areas that can enhance the final product for endcustomers. Enhanced system design may also contribute to greater production efficiency and reduced waste, leading to a lower impact on the environment.
Innovation, construction, process improvement, customer value
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-67113OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-67113DiVA: diva2:407351