The integrated project ManuBuild of the EU

Thomas Bock

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Abstract

A UK-led construction consortium, ManuBuild, representing ten European countries, has secured 10 million Euros of EU funding for a four year research programme, with a key focus on the supply of housing. It is the largest EU funding ever awarded to the industry and promises a step change from current modern methods of construction towards an era of inspirational, unconstrained design with ultra-efficient manufacture and industrial-style construction. Led by Corus Group (UK), the initiative is endorsed by the European Network of Construction Companies for Research and Development (ENCORD1) and in line with the European Construction Technology Platform (ECTP2) research agenda. In addition to the 10 million Euros of EU funding, the consortium will be putting forward an additional 40 million Euros. ManuBuild will complete demonstration projects across Europe, including two large residential buildings in Madrid (led by EMV3, the City Council of Madrid), a low-rise apartment building in Stockholm (led by NCC4) and a residential project and a healthcare or schools building in the UK (led by Taylor Woodrow Construction, TWC5). This paper will show the latest development of a MANUBUILD project partner NCC for industrialized building component production in the most recent factory and on site factory in Europe.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2006 Proceedings of the 23rd International Symposium on Robotics and Automation in Construction, ISARC 2006
PublisherJapan Robot Association
Pages361-364
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)4990271718, 9784990271718
DOIs
StatePublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes
Event23rd International Symposium on Robotics and Automation in Construction, ISARC 2006 - Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 3 Oct 20065 Oct 2006

Publication series

Name2006 Proceedings of the 23rd International Symposium on Robotics and Automation in Construction, ISARC 2006

Conference

Conference23rd International Symposium on Robotics and Automation in Construction, ISARC 2006
Country/TerritoryJapan
CityTokyo
Period3/10/065/10/06

Keywords

  • Ergonomic machinery
  • High prefabrication ratio
  • High productivity
  • On site factory

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