Categorizing modularization strategies to achieve various objectives of building investments

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dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor Aalto University en Peltokorpi, Antti Olivieri, Hylton Granja, Ariovaldo Denis Seppänen, Olli 2017-10-13T10:33:35Z 2017-10-13T10:33:35Z 2018-01-02
dc.identifier.citation Peltokorpi , A , Olivieri , H , Granja , A D & Seppänen , O 2017 , ' Categorizing modularization strategies to achieve various objectives of building investments ' CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT AND ECONOMICS , pp. 1-17 . DOI: 10.1080/01446193.2017.1353119 en
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dc.identifier.issn 1466-433X
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dc.description.abstract Modularization has recently attracted considerable interest among academics and practitioners. In the construction industry, several modular solutions have been introduced and examined; however, hardly any study comprehensively classifies the different modularization strategies according to their possibility to achieve various objectives of building investments. This research aims to develop a framework for identifying and classifying modularization strategies in construction according to their suitability to achieve the specific outcomes intended for a building or its subsystem. Using the literature on product modularity, product platforms and production strategies as a basis, this study has developed a theoretical framework that proposes connections between the main objectives of a building investment and the dimensions of modularization strategies. The framework is elaborated by testing the propositions, based on an empirical analysis of nine real-life case studies. The findings reveal that modularization can be a suitable approach to develop an innovative design solution; improve a project’s quality, cost and schedule performance; and enable flexibility in building use and maintenance. However, suggestions for achieving these objectives vary from project organization-driven to collaborative, integrated or supplier-driven modularization strategies. Developers, owners, contractors and module suppliers can use the framework when positioning and developing their roles in the construction supply chain. en
dc.format.extent 17
dc.format.extent 1-17
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.rights openAccess en
dc.subject.other Management Information Systems en
dc.subject.other Building and Construction en
dc.subject.other Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering en
dc.subject.other 212 Civil and construction engineering en
dc.title Categorizing modularization strategies to achieve various objectives of building investments en
dc.type A1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä fi
dc.description.version Peer reviewed en
dc.contributor.department Department of Civil Engineering
dc.contributor.department University of Campinas
dc.subject.keyword building investment
dc.subject.keyword Modularization strategy
dc.subject.keyword product architecture
dc.subject.keyword product platform
dc.subject.keyword production system
dc.subject.keyword Management Information Systems
dc.subject.keyword Building and Construction
dc.subject.keyword Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
dc.subject.keyword 212 Civil and construction engineering
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:aalto-201710137026
dc.identifier.doi 10.1080/01446193.2017.1353119
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