Industrial Buildings Design Guideline Between Sustainability Principles and Lean Manufacture
Egypt is one of the countries which faces great challenges in industrial investment due to land expensive prices, also its products have no ability to compete in the international markets. Furthermore, The Architectural design process of industrial buildings has no impact on Factory productivity and also its products' prices. So the purpose of this research was to define the Architectural design guidelines for the industrial buildings and study how it can achieve the principles of lean manufacturing and sustainability complementing with each other, considering these following effective factors; environmental, aesthetical, functional, economical, building operation and industrial production. These criteria have been applied in a hygienic factory (AFF) -located in Borg Al Arab, Egypt- by studying the existing building and making a renovated design taking into considerations the previous factors so that the principles of lean and sustainability could be achieved. After the execution of the renovated phase, Annual measurements have been recorded to study the rate of productivity and energy consumption, the number of workers and employees and also the relations between them in order to study their feasibility by applying lean principles through the architectural design guidelines. Moreover, an annual study of sustainability principles has been carried out considering the following factors; noise, thermal isolation, illumination, materials and power consumption. Consequently, it has been found out that The Architectural design process contributes in achieving lean and sustainability principles by a various rates.
Keywords- Cellular Manufacturing, Design Process, Guidelines, Industrial Buildings, Lean Manufacturing, Reducing Waste, Six Sigma, Sustainability, Zero Wastes.