Gestão & Produção
Gestão & Produção
Artigo Original

Assembly line for the production of light gauge steel frame modular housing

André Luiz Vivan; José Carlos Paliari

Downloads: 0
Views: 745


Abstract: : For manufactured homes, the Light Gauge Steel Frame system does not have an in-depth study on the relationship of its assembly techniques and the behavior of the production system based on assembly lines. Thus, this article presents the development of a flow shop production system using assembly lines for the production of Light Gauge Steel Frame modular houses. The main result was that the system was able to deliver a house in a little more than eight working hours, using four-hour cycles. For this, the article made use of experimental research procedure with the use of computational simulation. The abstracted model of the designed system was simulated, and its behavior analyzed concerning the hypothesis of improvement proposed in four different scenarios. The results can be considered relevant because it fills gaps in the body of knowledge in question with the use of the Light Gauge Steel Frame as a technology for the production of manufactured houses from assembly lines, also providing parameters of performance and design for the implementation of the proposed solution in the real estate market.


Modular construction, Assembly line, Light gauge steel frame, Simulation, Performance evaluation


Aized, T. (2010) Material handling in flexible manufacturing system. In: T. Aized (Ed.), Future manufacturing systems (pp. 121-137). London: Intech.

Arturo Garza-Reyes, J., Oraifige, I., Soriano-Meier, H., Forrester, P. L., & Harmanto, D. (2012). The development of a lean park homes production process using process flow and simulation methods. Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, 23(2), 178-197.

Banerjee, D., Syal, M., & Hastak, M. (2006). Material flow-based facility layout analysis of a manufactured housing production plant. Journal of Architectural Engineering, 12(4), 196-206.

Banks, J. (1999). Introduction to simulation. In Proceedings of the 1999 Winter Simulation Conference (Vol. 1, p. 7-13). New York: Association for Computing Machinery.

Bautista, J., & Pereira, J. (2007). Ant algorithms for a time and space constrained assembly line balancing problem. European Journal of Operational Research, 177(3), 2016-2032.

Bertelsen, S., Henrich, G., Koskela, L., & Rooke, J. (2008). Construction physics. In Proceedings of the 15th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction. UK: University of Huddersfield. Retrieved in 2018, October 22, from

Creswell, J. W. (2010). Mapping the developing landscape of mixed methods research. In: A. Tashakkori & C. Teddlie (Eds.), Sage handbook of mixed methods in social & behavioral research (Vol. 2, pp. 45-68). Thousand Oaks: Sage.

Dooley, K. (2002). Simulation research methods. In J. Baum (Ed.), Companion to organizations (pp. 829-848). London: Blackwell.

Hammad, A. A. (2001). Simulation modeling for manufactured housing processes (Master’s Thesis). University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati.

Hammad, A. A., Hastak, M., & Syal, M. (2004). Comparative study os manufactured housing production system. Journal of Architectural Engineering, 10(4), 136-142.

Hammad, A., Salem, O., Hastak, M., & Syal, M. (2008). Decision support system for manufactured housing facility layout. Journal of Architectural Engineering, 14(2), 36-46.

Hopp, W. J., & Spearman, M. L. (2008). Factory physics (3rd ed.). USA: McGraw-Hill/Irwin

Jeong, J. G., Hastak, M., Syal, M., & Hong, T. (2011). Internal relationship modeling and production planning optimization for the manufactured housing. Automation in Construction, 20(7), 864-873.

Koskela, L. (2000). An exploration towards a production theory and its application to construction. Finland: VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland.

Koskela, L. (2011). Lean construction as a movement towards theory-based construction management. UK: SDPublishing.

Koskela, L., & Vrijhoef, R. (2001). Is the current theory of construction a hindrance to innovation? Building Research and Information, 29(3), 197-207.

Lane, G. (2007). Made-to-order lean: excelling in a high-mix, low-volume environment. UK: Productivity Press.

Law, A. M., & Kelton, W. D. (2000). Simulation modeling and analysis. Boston: McGraw Hill.

Long, Q., & Zhang, W. (2014). An integrated framework for agent based inventory–production–transportation modeling and distributed simulation of supply chains. Information Sciences, 277, 567-581.

Mehrotra, N., Syal, M., & Hastak, M. (2003). Manufactured housing production process and layout design. Bridges, 10(40671), 1-8.

Mehrotra, N., Syal, M., & Hastak, M. (2005). Manufactured housing production layout design. Journal of Architectural Engineering, 11(1), 25-34.

Miltenburg, J. (2001a). U-shaped production lines: a review of theory and practice. International Journal of Production Economics, 70(3), 201-214.

Miltenburg, J. (2001b). One-piece flow manufacturing on U-shaped production lines: a tutorial. IIE Transactions, 33(4), 303-321.

Müller, B. C., Menn, J. P., & Seliger, G. (2017). Procedure for experiential learning to conduct material flow simulation projects, enabled by learning factories. Procedia Manufacturing, 9, 283-290.

Rekiek, B., & Delchambre, A. (2006). Assembly line design: the balancing of mixed-model hybrid assembly lines with genetic algorithms (Springer Series in Advanced Manufacturing). UK: Springer-Verlag.

Schmitz, J. P. M., Van Beek, D. A., & Rooda, J. E. (2002). Chaos in discrete production systems? Journal of Manufacturing Systems, 21(3), 236-246.

Scholl, A. (1999). Balancing and sequencing of assembly lines. Physica-Verlag Heidelberg.

Senghore, O., Hastak, M., Abdelhamid, T. S., Abuhammad, A., & Syal, M. (2004). Production process for manufactured housing. Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 130(5), 708-718.

Tompkins, J. A., & White, J. A. (1984). Facilities planning. New York: John Wiley.

Veljkovic, M., & Johansson, B. (2006). Light Steel Frame for residential buildings. Thin-walled Structures, 44(12), 1272-1279.

White, K. P., Jr., & Ingalls, R. G. (2009). Introduction to simulation. In Proceedings of the 2009 Winter Simulation Conference. New York: Association for Computing Machinery.

60ccb184a953956c137cb903 gp Articles

Gest. Prod.

Share this page
Page Sections