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Research project (§ 26 & § 27)
Duration : 2018-03-01 - 2021-02-28

Timber-frame constructed prefabricated houses are, in especially due to the short construction time, increasingly important in the Austrian and European construction industry. Recent demands in customer individualisation and product qualities cannot be fulfilled with current production technologies and approaches. Some processes are susceptible to high rates of errors (especially at building sites) and waste. Hierarchically organised processes within the value chain are just slightly interconnected and show inconsistent databases. Up to now, a high amount of manual work is still necessary. The valuable experiences of long-term employees need to be integrated in the upcoming digital transformation process. The digitalisation of the timber-frame construction process should be able to ensure the high demands for stable processes and improved product qualities. Due to the process-oriented prefabrication of modular homes, this manufacturing process has high potential for Industry 4.0 aspects. As research has been hardly carried out for this specific sector, fundamental industrial research is carried out within the interdisciplinary project consortium. To ensure a consistent usage of “Industry 4.0 terms”, the project is designed referring to RAMI 4.0. The specific objective of the project is to investigate approaches, components and systems that can be used for a demand-oriented and sustainable digital transformation of the prefabrication of houses
Research project (§ 26 & § 27)
Duration : 2017-11-01 - 2017-12-31

The software LOBO is capable to deal with the whole office administration of a bike courier service. At the moment (27/06/2017) the software is used by 17 clients in Austria, Germany, Netherlands, Denmark, Spain, Italy, Hungary and Poland. In total, about 10,000 dispatches are performed via the system monthly. The aim of this project is to estimate the potential and effort of an implementation of a computer-aided decision support system in the daily dispatching. It is important to estimate operational savings by qualitatively better decisions, which should improve the market position of the software. The project deals with project analyses, data collection and the conception of such a decision support system. The project focusses on mat- and metaheuristic solution methods for the problem. Especially important is the processing and integration of dynamic changes.
Research project (§ 26 & § 27)
Duration : 2017-06-01 - 2018-05-31

In 2016, Vienna Airport, together with seven surrounding municipalities, launched a process to further develop the economic region "Airport Region" with political support from the state of Lower Austria. The focus in ongoing development activities is on the three main focuses (1) joint marketing platform, (2) inter-municipal operations and (3) efficient transport infrastructure. The subject of logistics and freight transport in the sense of innovative and sustainable freight mobility concepts for metropolitan areas is not taken into account in the defined development activities to the airport region, but should be integrated into the existing activities as an innovation and location factor for the region due to already known future requirements for urban and suburban freight transport solutions. The project-relevant definition of the airport region can be divided into three categories: 1. The airport as an agglomeration center of economic enterprises, 2. the region as a municipal association of the seven surrounding communities; 3. the airport region as a surrounding region of the city of Vienna. In the objective exploratory project, concepts and models for the area of ​​goods mobility and logistics are examined in connection with the potential and ongoing development activities of the airport region, taking into account the requirements for (sub) urban freight transport solutions as a surrounding region of the city of Vienna

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