RESEARCH ARTICLE


A Study of the Characteristics of Regional Building Construction Process



Satoshi Yoshida1, *
1 Industrial Technology, Advanced Institute of Industrial Technology, Tokyo, Japan


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© 2023 Satoshi Yoshida

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* Address correspondence to this author at the Industrial Technology, Advanced Institute of Industrial Technology, Tokyo, Japan; E-mail: yoshida3241@gmail.com


Abstract

Introduction:

In recent years, as in other fields, the architectural field has become increasingly globalized and internationalized. In this context, it is likely essential for each organization worldwide to understand how to leverage their respective strengths in internationalized projects. However, aspects of the characteristics related to how architecture is built in different regions are not fully understood.

Objective:

This study aims to develop a methodology for understanding the characteristics of architectural styles in different regions. In particular, this paper will focus on the process of building architecture and develop a methodology to understand the international differences at this point.

Methodology:

This study uses the “Architecture Concept” as the methodology. This methodology focuses on the interdependence among the components of an artifact. In this manuscript, the “building process” was considered one of the objects of this methodology. Although all construction projects take place under different conditions, it is possible to understand the tendency of design information of process design with this methodology.

Results:

This study selects regions where the building industry has reached technological maturity and compares building processes. Specifically, the UK in Europe and Japan in Asia will be compared. As a result, it is understood that the architectural process in the UK is more modular than the process in Japan. This analysis reveals that it is possible to understand the process in an “architectural” way.

Keywords: Creation process, Integration, Modularity, Design information, Process architecture, Industrial.