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Modern building construction is profoundly influenced by its industrial character, which puts it apart from most traditional building of the past, the latter having been erected by artisanal methods instead, and which elicited completely novel conceptual architectural designs and never-before-seen constructional solutions. One of contemporary building’s most defining features is the strict separation between manufacturing plant and building site, so that, as a result, parts making up a building need to be transported, which limits their sizes and weights. Recent developments based upon the introduction of digital tools into building design, however, have had a profound influence on the way buildings are conceived and executed and are rendering some of the most ingrained precepts of classic industrialised building obsolete. We are probable witnessing the inception of a totally new way in which buildings are designed and erected.

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    Weller K (1985) Industrielles Bauen 1.

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    Ashby MF (1992) Materials Selection in Mechanical Design.

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    Brockhaus Enz., keyword Handwerk.

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    Müller-Wiener W (1988) Griechisches Bauwesen in der Antike.

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    Choisy A (1873) L’art de bâtir chez les Romains.

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    Weller K (1985) Industrielles Bauen 1, p. 11.

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    On the lengthy process of developing ever more precise production and measurement methods, cf. e.g. Winchester S (2018) The Perfectionists—How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World.

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Moro, J.L. (2024). Industrialised Building. In: Building-Construction Design - From Principle to Detail. Springer Vieweg, Berlin, Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-61742-7_3

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