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Visilean® application for monitoring and control of pre-fabricated concrete panels

Julia Kanai; Carlos Eduardo Marmorato Gomes; Stelamaris Rolla Bertoli; Patricia Stella Pucharelli Fontanini

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Abstract:: Good design and construction planning are essential to ensure the quality of the final product. To do this, it is necessary to develop an integrated organizational system for production and work schedule control, just in time material delivery, job site layout planning and real-time task management. The main objective of this work is to propose a method to improve process flow planning of prefabricated concrete panels based on the software application that uses Visilean® to monitor the movement of the parts in the factory. Visilean® model was useful for the visual verification of project, production and installation processes allowing suggestions for improvements to operational procedures. Research’s contribution is to propose a method for integrated planning that favors scenarios creation to anticipate possible problems that usually occur in both production flow and information flow. In practice, the researchers created a simple interface that allows operators to visualize times, production services and their sequence in real-time. Better visualization of the processes and control has a great impact on the final product’s quality, as well as, timely delivery and improved communication between project, production and construction teams. For future research, the inclusion of the Internet of Things for process automation will be an essential complement to the model.

Keywords

Pre-fabricated concrete, Lean construction, Industrialization, KanBIM™, Visilean®

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