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Design for Manufacturing and Assembly - the Tools for DfMA Tour

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UCL at Here East

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

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E15 2GW

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Modern motorcars offer their drivers choice and variety both in terms of models but also how a given model is specified, painted and delivered. This mixture of the apparently individual and bespoke with the highly mass-produced is enabled by an approach to design and manufacturing that is very different from the way most of our houses, schools, offices and public facilities are built.

But now, Design for Manufacturing and Assembly represents one of the technologies that will transform the way we conceive of, design, build and adapt buildings of all kinds. The impact of the technology goes far beyond the final product and implies fundamental changes to how we plan and manage the projects that deliver them.

Our opening DfMA Scrapbook event is a Guided Tour of the Bartlett School of Architecture, Here East, Design for Manufacturing Facility, recently opened on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. The tour lead by Tim Lucas and Peter Scully which will demonstrate the tools behind Design for Manufacturing and Assembly. How do the tools work, what kind of capability do they bring to construction, what are the materials they use and how do these change our approach to projects and their management? Tim and Peter will provide a very hands-on approach to DfMA and talk about examples and stories from major projects where this technology has already been successfully applied.

DfMA in Practice

The Slipstream Artwork at Heathrow, Terminal 2, provides the first and last impression of the United Kingdom for passengers travelling through Terminal 2. This ambitious sculpture took over two years to create. To make it a reality, the artist, Richard Wilson enlisted structural engineers Price & Myers and specialist Hull-based fabricators Commercial Systems International (CSI).

The sculpture was manufactured in Hull in 23 giant sections where it formed part of the successful bid for Hull City of Culture 2017. It was then transported, piece by piece, to Heathrow in June 2013.

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Contact Peter Scully at the Bartlett School of Architecture


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Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

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