A Framework for Design of Panelized Wood Framing Prefabrication Utilizing Multi-panels and Crew Balancing

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  • The construction industry is highly competitive and continually striving towards improving its performance in terms of time, cost, quality, and safety. Improved performance is essential to survival in today’s construction market. In this regard, measuring productivity can facilitate improved performance by establishing performance baselines, identifying problems, optimizing resources, creating dashboards and benchmarking, and evaluating improvement measures. Obtaining a framework for measuring productivity in construction confronts a problem within the complexity of the construction industry’s features and variability.
    The focus of this research is on establishing labour productivity modules for the fabrication stage of panels in panelized home buildings. Numerous techniques, such as lean concepts, last planner system, and line of balance are applied in order to assess production line performance in the machine assembly line, while a regression model is used to estimate productivity in the manual assembly line. Both modules are implemented and verified in a home building manufacturer in Edmonton in order to improve the overall performance of the assembly lines.

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    Spring 2014
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    Master of Science
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