Wood Construction

Innovative wood system constructions as a result of optimised and integrated production methods

The good coordination of the research association and the incorporation of leading companies from the wood construction and supplier industry have resulted in a good chance that the developments, solutions and tools acquired can also be implemented. This has made a significant contribution towards ensuring the competitiveness of German wooden house manufacturers.

Summary

New technologies in wood system construction were developed within the framework of a research association, with an attempt to rationalise the time and cost requirements of this ecological construction method, so that the market share will rise in the medium term and even customers with a moderate income (marginal households) can afford a modern wooden house that will fulfil all requirements regarding rapid, problem-free construction, living comfort and energy efficiency.

The aim of this subproject was to ensure that the various subprojects supplement each other, that synergy effects are used and that duplication of research is avoided. The rapid and broad-based transfer of results was an important part of the project.

Results:

The quick connections and subsystems developed in the subprojects have been incorporated into a standardised product data model. The results are:

  • Pre-assembled but individually configurable solutions. The assembly sections can be optimally integrated into the production process. The use of externally manufactured assemblies during the shell construction phase, which requires a great deal of coordination and is error-prone, thus becomes unnecessary.
  • Planning redundancy is minimised, as inconsistency of information can be avoided.

The utilisation of the newfound solutions results in a long-term increase in efficiency in the construction of wooden houses, while at the same time improving performance. This makes it possible to expand the market, as customer expectations with regard to quality and individuality can now be met without any significant additional costs.

More Project Informations

Project title:  Innovative wood system constructions as a result of optimised and integrated production methods: Integration of wood constructions (Part 4)

Project number:  0330425

Project period:  01.09.2002 - 31.08.2005

Project contact:

Herr Fischer

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Source: German National Library of Science and Technology Hannover (TIB)