Module title: Design for Manufacturing (GA)

SCQF level: 08:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: BSV08416
Module leader: Mila Duncheva
School School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Built Environment

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

Description of module content:

1. Definitions of offsite construction and general design for manufacture principles
2. Productivity, skills and lean – optimisation methods
3. Panelised systems: specification, advantages, disadvantages, application, design principles
4. Engineer timber products: specification, advantages, disadvantages, application, design principles
5. Volumetric construction: specification, advantages, disadvantages, application, design principles
6. Sub-assemblies and hybrid solutions
7. Building Information Management and design for manufacture (BIM for: time, cost, quality, health & safety, environment)
8. Economic, environmental and social research themes in offsite construction (research questions, methodology design, validation, reporting)

External visits
Technical visit 1: Factory (depends on availability) Examples include CCG and CS-IC
Technical visit 2: Site (depends on availability)

Learning Outcomes for module:

1: Synthesise available research and technical literature on offsite manufacturing and construction.
2: Analyse a case study and its offsite construction specification according to Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DfMA) principles.
3: Hypothesise applicability of an offsite timber system to mitigate the effect of an environmental, economic or social issue using research methods.
4: Draw conclusions regarding the applicability of offsite timber systems in a workplace scenario based on stakeholder priorities.
5: Critically reflect on own and peers’ work on offsite construction and design for manufacturing.

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