Analysis of a steel frame fabrication process for the automation of building construction

Hun Hee Cho, Baek Joong Kim, Sung Hoon An, Kyung In Kang

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Abstract

The construction industry has lower levels of improvements in technology and productivity than any other industry. One of the most useful tools to change this state of affairs is construction automation. Steel frame fabrication is a major activity in building construction, but it is difficult to employ skilled labor, as the work is hard, dangerous, and specialized. Currently, there is pressure to develop an automation system for steel frame fabrication, and this should be based on a detailed motion study to determine the required function and degree of freedom. We have developed a work breakdown structure (WBS) and modified the therblig symbol system to analyze in detail the unit motions of steel fabrication. We evaluated each motion using therblig and an analytic hierarchy process from the viewpoints of specialization, difficulty, and danger, and evaluated the overriding motion requiring automation. We propose a concept design for an automation system for steel frame fabrication that will be very helpful in automating steel frame fabrication.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICCAS 2007 - International Conference on Control, Automation and Systems
Pages1213-1216
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007
EventInternational Conference on Control, Automation and Systems, ICCAS 2007 - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 2007 Oct 172007 Oct 20

Publication series

NameICCAS 2007 - International Conference on Control, Automation and Systems

Other

OtherInternational Conference on Control, Automation and Systems, ICCAS 2007
CountryKorea, Republic of
CitySeoul
Period07/10/1707/10/20

Keywords

  • Analytic hierarchy process (AHP)
  • Motion analysis
  • Steel fabrication works
  • Therblig

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Cho, H. H., Kim, B. J., An, S. H., & Kang, K. I. (2007). Analysis of a steel frame fabrication process for the automation of building construction. In ICCAS 2007 - International Conference on Control, Automation and Systems (pp. 1213-1216). [4406519] (ICCAS 2007 - International Conference on Control, Automation and Systems). https://doi.org/10.1109/ICCAS.2007.4406519