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Subject/Keyword
simulation
Panelized Homebuilding
Process flow improvement
regression model
Type of item
Thesis
Degree grantor
University of Alberta
Author or creator
Shafai,Leila
Supervisor and department
Al-Hussein, Mohamed (Civil and Environmental Engineering)
Examining committee member and department
Al-Hussein, Mohamed (Civil and Environmental Engineering)
Bouferguene, Ahmed (Campus Saint-Jean)
Abourizk, Simaan (Civil and Environmental Engineering)
Department
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Specialization
Construction Engineering and Management
Date accepted
2012-07-25T16:12:13Z
Graduation date
2012-11
Degree
Master of Science
Degree level
Master's
Abstract
This thesis describes a methodology for process improvement of panelized home building production lines through increasing productivity and reducing production cycle time based on lean production and simulation tools. In panelized home building, panels are produced in a factory and then moved to the construction site for assembly. The challenge here is the high customization level in home models and also the wide range of panel types with different design properties which lead to highly variant processing times. In this thesis, a regression-based methodology is proposed which formulates the task times of different activities based on the unique design properties of a panel. The regression models are used as input in the simulation model to validate the process improvement plans such as line balancing and panel sequencing. This methodology is implemented in a home building manufacturer in Edmonton in order to reduce the overall home completion time.
Language
English
DOI
doi:10.7939/R3SP65
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Permission is hereby granted to the University of Alberta Libraries to reproduce single copies of this thesis and to lend or sell such copies for private, scholarly or scientific research purposes only. Where the thesis is converted to, or otherwise made available in digital form, the University of Alberta will advise potential users of the thesis of these terms. The author reserves all other publication and other rights in association with the copyright in the thesis and, except as herein before provided, neither the thesis nor any substantial portion thereof may be printed or otherwise reproduced in any material form whatsoever without the author's prior written permission.
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