Journal of Advances in Technology and Engineering Research
Journal ISSN: 2414-4592
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Received: 19 October 2014
Accepted: 20 July 2015
Published: 22 February 2016
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  • Four cases of production-installation simulation for free-form concrete panels

Jeeyoung Lim, Liu Yue, Youngju Na , Sunkuk Kim

Published online: 2016


The demand for free-form buildings has increased, yet it has several issues, including the increased cost and duration and decreased constructability, owing to difficulties in producing and installing members of building surface. To solve these problems, a technology to produce FCP using a CNC machine was developed. The technology is delivering the free-form building information to the CNC machine and creating PCM shapes by the delivered information. Such PCM acts as a mold to produce FCP. Efficiency of FCP production-installation is critical in applying this technology since the construction site, duration and project costs are limited. Thus, the purpose of this study is on four cases of production-installation simulation for Free-Form Concrete Panels. The factors that influence FCP production-installation are analyzed and 4 simulation models are proposed using the equation to estimate the time required for FCP productioninstallation. Through simulations, the factor that has the biggest influence on FCP production-installation can be identified, which is likely to reduce the construction duration when the technology is adopted on site. Further simulations considering not only the construction duration, but also cost and quality are needed, and such should be verified through technology application on site.