Technical installations represent 30 -40% of building construction costs and are continuing to be a growing and increasingly complicated part. Due to the traditional split into several different trades for the technical consultants and the contractors (e.g. Electrician, Sanitary and Heat/ventilation/air-condition) this area has a great potential for improving efficiency and effectiveness. The project will bridge the trade splits within design and management of work processes and logistics. The deliverables will be a pack of tools:
(1) A model for a virtual co-operative organisation to enable the She's to undertake the total installation services for complex jobs.
(2) A supply chain management system model with operational procedures for mutual scheduling and logistics.
(3) An Intranet communication platform for all agents in a building project, e.g. material producers, designers, client, main contractor, all subcontractors, wholesalers, carrier, recycling company.
Funding SchemeEAW - Exploratory awards