https://doi.org/10.24928/2021/0155

Challenges in Industrialized Renovation of Apartment Buildings

Ergo Pikas1, Olli Seppänen2, Lauri Koskela3 & Antti Peltokorpi4

1Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn, Estonia, [email protected], orcid.org/0000-0001-5691-685X
2Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Aalto University, Espoo, Finland, [email protected], orcid.org/0000-0002-2008-5924
3Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Aalto University, Espoo, Finland, [email protected], orcid.org/0000-0002-2008-5924
4Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Aalto University, Espoo, Finland, [email protected], orcid.org/0000-0002-7939-6612

Abstract

Motivated by the European Green Deal framework, an ambitious 30-years long renovation strategy has been established in Estonia. This renovation strategy requires a substantial increase in the annual renovation capacity. New capabilities in terms of industrialization and digitalization of sustainable renovation processes need to be promoted. This explorative research aims to identify and understand existing practices, main barriers, and opportunities to industrialize and digitalize sustainable renovation of existing apartment buildings. Interviews and secondary data sources are used for data collection and analysis. Still many barriers exist, and more research and development in core elements of the industrialized renovation of apartment buildings is required. For example, further standardization of renovation products and processes is needed. Also, digitalization and automation of industrialized renovation of apartment buildings were the least developed core element.

Keywords

Sustainability, renovation, industrialization, lean renovation, standardization

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Reference

Pikas, E. , Seppänen, O. , Koskela, L. & Peltokorpi, A. 2021, 'Challenges in Industrialized Renovation of Apartment Buildings' In:, Proc. 29th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction (IGLC). Lima, Peru, 14-16 Jul 2021. pp 985-994

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