Effectiveness of constructability concept in the provision of infrastructure assets

Saghatforoush, Ehsan, Trigunarsyah, Bambang, Too, Eric G., & Heravitorbati, Amirhossein (2011) Effectiveness of constructability concept in the provision of infrastructure assets. In Cowled, C (Ed.) Proceedings of The First International Postgraduate Conference on Engineering, Designing and Developing the Built Environment for Sustainable Wellbeing, Queensland University of Technology, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, pp. 175-180.

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The concept of constructability is to use construction knowledge and experience during all phases of a project, particularly in the earliest phases of planning and design. It facilitates project objectives before delivery stage, and decreases unnecessary costs during construction phase. Despite the extensive use, constructability concept fails to address many issues related to Operation and Maintenance (O&M) of construction projects. Extending constructability concept, to include the O&M issues, could lead to the projects that are not fitted for construction purposes only, but also fitted for use. This study reviews the literature of constructability implementation, its benefits and shortcomings during the infrastructure life cycle, as well as the delivery success factors of infrastructure projects. This contributes to the propose need of a model to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of infrastructure project by extending the concept of constructability to include O&M. Development of such a model can facilitate post-occupancy stakeholders’ participation in a constructability program. It will help infrastructure owners eliminate project reworks, and improve O&M effectiveness and efficiency.

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ID Code: 39984
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Constructability, Operation and Maintenance (O&M), Operability, Maintainability, Delivery Phases, Infrastructure Projects, Project Life Cycle, Constructability Extended Concept
ISBN: 978-0-9805827-4-1
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > CIVIL ENGINEERING (090500) > Infrastructure Engineering and Asset Management (090505)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > BUILDING (120200) > Building Construction Management and Project Planning (120201)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 Please consult the authors.
Deposited On: 10 Feb 2011 01:56
Last Modified: 26 Jun 2017 14:40

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