Information Systems Supporting the Optimization of the Prefabrication Process in the Construction Industry—Case Study of a Steel Plant

  • Krystyna AraszkiewiczEmail author
  • Aleksander Szerner
  • Michal Wrochna
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering book series (LNME)


Dynamic changes in the macroeconomic environment of enterprises make it necessary to constantly improve production processes in order to maintain a competitive position. This article presents results of a case study on the implementation of digital tools to improve information management and production planning in a steel plant for construction purposes. Presented solutions will be an example of the possibility of using parametric models developed in accordance with the assumptions of the Building Information Modelling method in prefabrication. Tools for task planning and monitoring of material supply, transport to construction and assembly are described. A solution enabling planning changes is also presented, including automatic assignment of machines, employees, according to the importance of their tasks. The case study allows the identification of potential benefits, both organizational and economic, that result from the use of digital tools in the production of prefabricated steel structures. Application limitations, established on the basis of the case study, related to the use of digital solutions, are also indicated. On this basis, an attempt has been made to indicate the direction of further research in the field of digital prefabrication and its impact on the optimization of the production processes of construction companies.


Digitalization Prefabrication Construction sector BIM 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Krystyna Araszkiewicz
    • 1
    Email author
  • Aleksander Szerner
    • 1
  • Michal Wrochna
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Civil Engineering and ArchitectureWest Pomeranian University of Technology SzczecinSzczecinPoland

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