Assessment of critical constructability activities among Malaysian building contractors

Saghatforoush, Ehsan, Hassim, Salihudin, Saleh Jaafar, Mohd., & Razali Abdul Kadir, Mohd. (2009) Assessment of critical constructability activities among Malaysian building contractors. American Journal of Scientific Research, pp. 15-25.

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After the primary researches on constructability issue which were implemented in United States, United Kingdom and Australia, more explorations were applied on that in order to assess this unique scientific fact in East Asian country of Malaysia. Based on the latest researches done on constructability concept in Malaysia, the most Critical Constructability Activities (CCAs) are defined according to amount of contractors’ participation in each activity and amount of gap between actual and potential effects of each of them on achieving the overall objectives of the construction projects with more cost and time savings and better quality which is the whole aim of a beneficial constructability activity. The present research aims to assess the current findings on CCAs in order to identify the types of contractors and projects which these CCAs are getting performed in and also the types of contracts is used in these CCAs. Finally it was found that there are some significant differences in amount of contractors’ involvement in CCAs among various considered independent variables. This study uses the former researches to help Malaysian construction stakeholders to find out the barriers of constructability implementation in building projects via giving more details on application of CCAs among different IVs.

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ID Code: 40646
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Critical Constructability Activities, Buildability, Building Contractors, Malaysia
ISSN: 1450-223X
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > CIVIL ENGINEERING (090500) > Construction Engineering (090502)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > CIVIL ENGINEERING (090500) > Infrastructure Engineering and Asset Management (090505)
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 Eurojournals
Deposited On: 10 Mar 2011 23:31
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2011 17:13

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