New Value Chains to Construction

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Value chain analyses are utilized to study the value process production of companies. For the construction industry, several change agents are affecting the value chains in usage. To address this development, this article reviews what is considered to be the state of art in additive manufacturing methods and 3D measuring technology. Consequently, a new value chain is proposed for construction employing these technologies which is then compared to the current value chain in the construction industry. These emerging technologies may radically alter the construction industry and the way in which consumers procure construction services. Accordingly, disruptive technologies, digitalization, and servitization will likely have a profound impact on the business models and value networks in construction.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the CIB World Building Congress 2016
Subtitle of host publicationAdvancing Products and Services
EditorsNebil Achour
PublisherTampere University of Technology
VolumeVolume V
ISBN (Electronic)978-952-15-3745-5
Publication statusPublished - 2016
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction Conference: Intelligent Built Environment for Life - Tampere, Tampere, Finland
Duration: 30 May 20163 Jun 2016
Conference number: 20


ConferenceInternational Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction Conference
Abbreviated titleCIB
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  • value chain
  • additive manufacturing
  • 3D measuring
  • augmented reality
  • digitalization


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