Product Platform for Volumetric Building (Scoping Study)

Product platforms have demonstrated success in manufacturing and construction to integrate design and production. This approach can drive efficiency improvements with design responsiveness. Product platforms deliver commonality in ‘assets’ that are defined as physical components, business processes, knowledge management, and stakeholder interactions. Defining common approaches to these assets allows variety to emerge through configuration while focusing resources on each asset to monitor performance and target continual improvement.

Fleetwood Building Solutions currently supply volumetric prefabricated buildings to the education, resources, housing, custodial, and commercial sectors. Designs are highly customised, responding to changing sites and client briefs. Working with the Future Building Initiative at Monash University, Fleetwood will develop a common organisational product platform for their built solutions to improve production efficiency while driving flexible designs that continue to deliver high quality design solution outcomes for customers.