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Refabricating Architecture: How Manufacturing Methodologies Are Poised to Transform Building Construction / Edition 1
     

Refabricating Architecture: How Manufacturing Methodologies Are Poised to Transform Building Construction / Edition 1

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by Stephen Kieran, James Timberlake
 

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ISBN-10: 007143321X

ISBN-13: 9780071433211

Pub. Date: 01/28/2004

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing

This thought-provoking book presents a compelling argument for moving architecture from a part-by-part, linear approach to an integrated one that brings together technology, materials, and production methods. Using examples from several industries that have successfully made the change to an integrated component approach, these visionary authors lay the groundwork for

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This thought-provoking book presents a compelling argument for moving architecture from a part-by-part, linear approach to an integrated one that brings together technology, materials, and production methods. Using examples from several industries that have successfully made the change to an integrated component approach, these visionary authors lay the groundwork for a dramatic and much-needed change in the building industry.

* Packed with graphics that illustrate how and why change is needed

* Examples from the auto, shipbuilding, and aerospace industries illustrating how to improve quality while saving time and money

* Redefines the roles of architects, materials scientists, process engineers, and contractors

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071433211
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date:
01/28/2004
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
453,240
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.48(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Process Engineer and the Aesthetics of Architecture
Architecture: Art or Commodity?
The Hand and the Machine
Great Architecture
Equation
Integration – not Segregation
Tools of the Process Engineer
An Example: The Car
Result: Higher Quality
Master Building

Chapter 2: Role Reminders in the New World
Architect
Contractor
Materials Scientist
Product Engineer

Chapter 3: Enabling Systems as Regulatory Structure
Enabling Communications
Information Management/Representation/Organization
Communications Examples

Chapter 4: Processes We Do Not See
Integrated Component Assembly
Modular Assembly
Grand Blocks
Sectioned Assembly
Architecture of the Joint

Chapter 5: Architecture
Lessons of Modernism
Mass Production
Mass Customization
Present Realities
Transfer Processes
Transfer Materials

Chapter 6: Mass Customization of Architecture
Evolution
Building Blocks
Panel Methods
Architecture, Not Building
Case Study 1: Grand Block Method
Case Study 2: Panel Method

Chapter 7: Evolution Not Revolution
Evolutionary Architecture
How
When

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