Publications / 2003 Proceedings of the 20th ISARC, Eindhoven, Holland

EU FutureHome Project Results

Carlos Balaguer
Pages 49-54 (2003 Proceedings of the 20th ISARC, Eindhoven, Holland, ISBN 978-90-6814-574-8, ISSN 2413-5844)

The EU FutureHome project is focusing in the development of new modular building construction with several important features: high quality, variety of designs, mass production, reasonable cost, and etc. To reach this objective three main points can be study: a) integration approach during all the stages of the building design (from architectural design to civil engineering), b) standardization of the parts, the assembly technology, the joints, etc., and c) industrialization of the parts production. In this way, the main objective of the FutureHome project is the development of Integrated Construction Automation (ICA) concept and associated to them technologies during all the stages of the house-building construction process. This paper presents the main results of the EU FutureHome project focusing in the design, planning and on-site building erection processes.

Keywords: Modular construction, integration, automatic design and planning, automatic assembly, robotized construction