Critical constructability activities in building projects

Saghatforoush, Ehsan, Hassim, Salihudin, Saleh Jaafar, Mohd., & Trigunarsyah, Bambang (2010) Critical constructability activities in building projects. In 6th International Project Management Conference, 26-27 October 2010, Milad Tower, Tehran.

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Fundamental studies on constructability issue done in United States, United Kingdom and Australia illustrate capability of this concept to affect overall objectives of construction projects. It can result in significant cost and time savings and improved final quality by consideration of construction contractors experiences during conceptual planning and design phases. As intensive as these studies are, they do not attempt to investigate importance of these activities in order to find each of their specific barriers separately. This research explores Constructability Activities (CAs) in all project phases separately based on amount of contractors involvement in each activity and also amount of gap that exists between target and actual effects of each activity on achieving the final objectives of building projects in Malaysia. It ends to development of Critical Constructability Activities (CCAs). This research is crucial to gaining a better understanding of CCAs which are caused based on contractors higher participation percentage and larger gaps between their target and actual effects on achieving the final aims of the project. This research highlights the need to overcome barriers of CAs implementation in building projects. This study recommends construction stakeholders to concentrate more on CCAs in order to achieve the overall objectives of the project much faster and easier.

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ID Code: 47447
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Constructability Activities, Buildability, Contractors' involvement, Target Effect, Actual Effect, Building Projects, CA, CCA
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > CIVIL ENGINEERING (090500)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > CIVIL ENGINEERING (090500) > Infrastructure Engineering and Asset Management (090505)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Urban Development
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 [please consult the author]
Deposited On: 04 Dec 2011 23:25
Last Modified: 05 Dec 2011 00:07

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