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Changeable Factory Buildings – An Architectural View

  • J. Reichardt
  • H.-P. Wiendahl
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Part of the Springer Series in Advanced Manufacturing book series (SSAM)

Abstract

The construction of factories is an extensive and complex single-piece production in our economy. Only a well-balanced consideration of all planning criteria can ensure a project’s success in the long run. A factory’s design cannot be derived from production requirements only but it also grows out of the context of location, climate, society and human beings within an extremely creative process. Over and above its purely functional suitability the sensible structure of a building can give a positive impulse to future changeability aspects as well as motivation and communication. This chapter presents construction relevant design fields and their elements as they arise from the planning of the manufacturing processes. The versatile network of buildings will be analytically classified according the design aspects of buildings structure as well as the future changeability of manufacturing processes.

Keywords

Master Plan Aesthetic Quality Industrial Building Factory Planning Transformable Factory 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Reichardt
    • 1
  • H.-P. Wiendahl
    • 2
  1. 1.Architekten BDAEssenGermany
  2. 2.Institute of Production Systems and Logistics (IFA)University of HannoverGarbsenGermany

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