The Importance of the Design for Production in the Design Process Management in Building Construction

Janayna Patricia R. de Anquino1 & Silvio Burrattino Melhado2

1M.Sc. candidate, Civil Construction Engineering Department, Polytechnic School, University of Sao Paulo. Av Prof Almeida Prado, travessa 2, 83, Sao Paulo, SP, 05508-900, Brazil, phone +55 11/3091- 5422, fax +55 11/3091-5544, janayna.aquino@poli.usp.br
2Ph.D. Professor, Civil Construction Engineering Department, Polytechnic School, University of Sao Paulo. Av Prof Almeida Prado, travessa 2, 83, Sao Paulo, SP, 05508-900, Brazil, phone +55 11/3091- 5164, fax +55 11/3091-5715, silvio.melhado@poli.usp.br

Abstract

The design model, hitherto adopted by building companies, is sequential, lacks coordination and, most of the time is disengaged from the production process. It is now undergoing reformulation because of the intense concern with quality in this sector. Building companies are beginning to admit the importance of the production chain, with design acting as an element which preempts problems on the building site. The design process management assumes large importance in lean construction: adopting constructability principles; minimizing waste and reducing time. In this field of action, the design for production has been put to use by building companies to improve the production process, since it holds the necessary elements. Inserted in the design process, it seeks to support continuous improvement on building sites. The present work intends to evaluate the importance of the design for production in the design process management, checking its validation while being a support element to the production. It is intended to do this via a bibliographic review and a case study of a building and incorporating company in the state of Sao Paulo. This work will put in focus the improvement of quality of the design process through the introduction of several designs for production (masonry, rendering, etc.), and the reduction of waste with design and production costs by their use.

Keywords

Design process, Design for production and Constructability, Lean Construction, Building Construction

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Anquino, J.P.R.D. & Melhado, S.B. 2002, 'The Importance of the Design for Production in the Design Process Management in Building Construction' In:, Formoso, C.T. & Ballard, G., 10th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction. Gramado, Brazil, 6-8 Aug 2002.

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