Jens Hunhevicz

Jens Hunhevicz
ETH Zurich | ETH Zürich

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Introduction
The goal of my research is to investigate the applications and implementation of blockchain in construction for supply chain integration and new forms of governance. Moreover, I am interested in the impacts of digitalisation and automation on the construction industry structure, processes and productivity.

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Publications (14)
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We introduce our ongoing research on no1s1 ("no-ones-one"), a meditation pod that aims to be the first autonomous space. To frame our early thinking , we conceptualize what we call Decentralized Autonomous Space (DAS) as a Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO) linked to a physical location. DAOs leverage a combination of Decentralized Ledger...
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Servitization business models can use performance-based contracts to consider overall life-cycle costs rather than just production costs. However, practical implementation of performance contracts has been limited due to challenges with performance evaluation, accountability, and financial concepts. As a solution, this paper proposes the connection...
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Adoption of digital fabrication (dfab) in AEC promises great advantages in productivity, sustainability, and new design and delivery opportunities. Companies are interested in adopting dfab, but lack an overview of emerging dfab technologies and their use potential, as well as tools to evaluate their match with the own needs and business interests....
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Blockchain and other forms of Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) provide an opportunity to integrate digital information, management, and contracts to increase trust and collaboration within the construction industry. DLT enables direct peer-to-peer transactions of value across a distributed network by providing an immutable and transparent record...
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Performance contracts used for servitized business models enable consideration of overall life-cycle costs rather than just production costs. However, practical implementation of performance contracts has been limited due to challenges with performance evaluation, accountability, and financial concepts. As a solution, this paper proposes the connec...
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Data sets are often incomplete and low-quality at the end of a construction project. This creates rework or hinders opportunities to use data during future activities of the facility lifecycle (e.g. facility management, renovation, demolition). This research prototypes and evaluates a novel process to use blockchain and smart contracts in construct...
Preprint
Blockchain and other forms of distributed ledger technology (DLT) provide an opportunity to integrate digital information, management, and contracts to increase trust and collaboration within the construction industry. DLT enables direct peer-to-peer transactions of value across a distributed network by providing an immutable and transparent record...
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Blockchain, or more general distributed ledger technology (DLT), is seen as an opportunity to integrate digital information, management, and contracts to increase trust and collaboration within the construction industry. However, little research has analyzed and confirmed this linkage through case-studies. There seems to be a gap between use-case i...
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The counterpart of Industry 4.0 in the AEC/FM industry is known as Construction 4.0. Its essence is the digitalization and automation of the AEC/FM industry. As robots and other technologies make their way into the different phases of the lifecycle of construction projects, the concern about the future of jobs and wages will increase. While the use...
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As robots and other technologies take over tasks previously performed by construction workers and planners, the concern about the future of jobs and wages will increase. While digital fabrication (dfab), and particularly the use of robotic technology, has the potential to improve productivity, it should not necessarily reduce total employment in th...
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Digital fabrication (dfab) is establishing itself as a potential solution for the stagnating or declining productivity in the construction industry compared to other industries. However, industry’s will for adaption is still low. Thus research is needed to understand how traditional construction can be changed and improved. This thesis aims to inve...

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Investigation of different aspects regarding digitalisation and automation in construction, either regarding productivity or impacts on processes and organisational aspects.
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Investigate the applications and implementation of blockchain in construction for supply chain integration and innovative forms of governance.