Components and systems : modular building : design, by Gerald Staib

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The system is based upon travelling platforms that construct the building as they rise vertically (fig. B 6). A steel frame construction forms the framework for the scaffolding and simultaneously serves as the guide rail for the work platform, which is equipped with cranes, building robots and hydraulic presses, all under a weatherproof cover (figs. B 7 and B 8). The prefabricated construction elements are moved to the required position and fitted in place by the computer-operated cranes. The first stage of the building process is the construction of the ground floor; the work platform travels upwards automatically on four steel jacks B6 B7 B8 parts is decisive for a building project, as this helps define the – proportion of prefabricated construction with respect to the overall construction – the greater the level of prefabrication, the lower the amount of assembly work on site and, subsequent, the shorter the construction time.

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As conditions on site are often less than optimal and cannot match industrial production standards this can lead to construction delays and loss of quality. The continually increasing demand for better quality and the efforts to shorten the design and construction periods encourages to the development of industrial prefabrication in the building industry. Computerised, automated production techniques and equipment, for example CNC milling and specialised robots, enable the manufacture of highly complex building elements.

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