Uso da prototipagem para gestão do processo de produção da construção civil

by Saffaro, Fernanda Aranha

Abstract (Summary)
Prototyping is used along the product development process with the main objective of reducing uncertainty associated to the product and its production process. When the objective is to study the process, production stage can be the object of approximation. The opportunity to use the production phase for reducing uncertainties associated to process is specially important in the construction industry since its one-of-a-kind product hinders preproduction as the object of approximation. In this thesis, it is adopted a prototyping approach to wxplore the production phase as the object of approximation in order to study the production process in the construction context. The objective was to present the contributions and requirements for the use of prototyping for reducing uncertainties in the process. Considering the possible contribution of standardization for variability reduction and the nature of the standards definition process, focused in experimenting several alternatives, it is intensively investigated the prototyping potential for the definition of standards. Studies were developed in two different contexts, in terms of uncertainties. The results showed different contributions for reducing uncertainties and for standardization. In the context with high uncertainties, prototyping helped to reduce epistemological variability and matching the standard to attend the local constraints. In the context of moderate uncertainties, prototyping helped to reduce random variability, as its main objective was to recommend solutions for attending an existent standardized method. The available inputs, the quality control, the use of focused prototypes, the previous use of other types of prototyping, and partnership were important requirements for the implementation of prototyping.
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Bibliographical Information:

Advisor:Carlos Torres Formoso; Aguinaldo dos Santos; José Antônio Valle Antunes Junior; Miguel Afonso Sellitto; Cristine do Nascimento Mutti; Luiz Fernando Mahlmann Heineck

School:Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina

School Location:Brazil

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:engenharia civil construção administração da produção normalização


Date of Publication:07/02/2007

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