"build4future" - interdisciplinary design: From the concept through production to the construction site
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The sustainability of the built environment is affected by many factors including the construction materials chosen and the arrangement of living and working spaces. However, each building project is unique, with different requirements, constraints and client personalities. This, combined with the fact that building planning is not integrated with production and construction results in a loss in efficiency unknown in any other industrial sector. Thus, we must consider both the environmental and economic sustainability of construction projects and learn how to apply lessons learned from successful projects within the construction industry and beyond on a larger scale. This paper will introduce the »build4future« project whose main objective is to apply innovative approaches like mass customization to construction and integrate the Fraunhofer concept of value stream engineering into the process. This will allow a high efficient way of construction for high sustainable buildings.