Precast concrete industry 4.0:An industry on the move

The construction sector is still waiting for the fourth industrial revolution. BIM would allow the user to plan and manufacture precast concrete elements in a manner which is otherwise only usual in vehicle construction and mechanical engineering.

Whereas digital process chains from design via planning and development through to manufacturing have already become a standard process in other sectors, the construction industry is clearly lagging behind. Among other things, this is due to the still existing discontinuity of media, the different database and a lack of communication among the parties involved in the project. Architects, design professionals and production plants are working at the same project in parallel, however using different tools which are not compatible. As a result, virtually every planning partner needs to re-enter...

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