IMPLEMENTING NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT BEST PRACTICES IN HOUSE-BUILDING DEVELOPMENT PROCESSES
Editor: Marjanovic, D.
Author: Soetens B.R.F., Roozenburg N.F.M., Smulders F.E.H.M.
Section: DESIGN PROJECTS AND PROCESSES
Ballast Nedam, a large construction company in the Netherlands, wanted to investigate which practices of the industrial product manufacturing industry could advantageously be transferred to the housing development process. A preliminary study into this subject was carried out at the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering of the Delft University of Technology. This paper presents practices from NPD that can potentially improve house-building processes and discusses concrete options for implementing these practices in the housing development process.