Removable floor for Temporary Factory (8.000 € in prizes!)

12/17/2015 Mario HonrubiaCrowdsourcingInnovationInnovation TournamentsRecent Challenges

’’Propose a cost efficient floor solution for a Temporary Factory to manufacture precast reinforced concrete structures’’

A Temporary Factory? Grupo Pacadar is the leading firm in Spain in the design, manufacturing and assembly of precast, pre-stressed reinforced concrete structures, for construction works...anywhere in the world! So one of the competitive advantage comes from the ability to rapidly install factories overseas to start manufacturing prefabricated structures in a short space of time! Can you help them and improve their temporary factories with a removable floor? So ... what are we looking for? Would you help Pacadar become more flexible and cost-effective for changing their factories locations? Today a single factory building can be moved and reused in 5 different locations... during a 5-10 years timeframe ... and the floor is one of the key cost components in the factory ... but cannot be reused from one location to another!!! Can you bring a better solution?
  • Do you know a different floor technology to reduce the floor cost?
  • Do you know any removable solution easy to assemble and disassemble? That is easy to transport in containers (40 ft, 24T, OpenTop)?
Do you have a good idea?... Just consider than any proposed solution needs to:
  • Be technically feasible
  • Should provide a higher flexibility (assembly, disassembly)
  • And lower lifecycle costs a minimum of a 25%
The best solution will be awarded with a cash prize of 8.000 €! Download full challenge description This is a real engineering challenge! Are you a full-time engineer, a freelancer, academia or researcher? Do you have or want to enhance your engineering skills? Do you want to show your engineering skills? Are you up to our challenge?