Constructability improvement in sea water intake structure

Bakti, Erman Surya, Abdul Majid, Muhd Zaimi Bin, Zin, Zin, Rosli Mohamad , & Trigunarsyah, Bambang (2011) Constructability improvement in sea water intake structure. Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, 18(6), pp. 595-608.

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The purpose of this paper is to explore the process, and analyse the implementation of constructability improvement and innovation result during the planning and design for sea water intake structure of fertilizer plant project.


The research methodology approach is case study method at project level. This constructability improvement process was investigated by using constructability implementation check lists, direct observation, documented lesson learned analysis and key personnel interviews.


The case study shows that the implementation of constructability during planning and design stage for this sea water intake structure has increased the project performance as well as improved the schedule by 5 months (14.21%) and reduced the project cost by 15.35%.

Research limitations/implications

This case study was limited to three (3) previous sea water intake projects as references and one (1) of new method sea water intake structure at fertilizer plant project.

Practical implications

A constructability improvement check list using theory and lesson learned for the specific construction project was documented.


The findings support the relevant study of constructability and provide specific lesson learned for three (3) previous project and one (1) of the new innovation method of the construction project and documented by the company.

Impact and interest:

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ID Code: 44033
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: constructability, design and build, sea water intake, fertilizer plant project, construction management, knowledge sharing
DOI: 10.1108/09699981111180908
ISSN: 0969-9988
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > CIVIL ENGINEERING (090500) > Construction Engineering (090502)
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
Past > Schools > School of Urban Development
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 Emerald Group Publishing
Deposited On: 19 Aug 2011 02:14
Last Modified: 06 Nov 2013 04:58

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