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Constructability Practices among Construction Contractors in Indonesia

Trigunarsyah, Bambang (2004) Constructability Practices among Construction Contractors in Indonesia. Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 130(5), pp. 656-669.

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Abstract

The concept of constructability in the United States or buildability in the United Kingdom emerged in the late 1970s, which evolved from studies into how improvement can be achieved to increase cost efficiency and quality in the construction industry. It is an approach that links the design and construction processes. The studies in the Unites States, United Kingdom, and Australia have demonstrated that improved constructability has lead to significant savings in both cost and time required for completing construction projects. However, in implementing constructability improvement, it is important to consider the uniqueness of the construction industry in a specific country. This paper presents the study performed on the construction contractors in Indonesia with regard to their current constructability practices and its impact on the project performance. The study shows that many contractors in Indonesia have been implementing part of the constructability concept in their projects. The concepts that usually applied during the construction stage as part of the overall construction plan were planning the sequence of field tasks and analyzing layout, access, and temporary facilities

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ID Code: 7388
Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: For more information, please refer to the journal’s website (see link) or contact the author. Author contact details: bambang.trigunarsyah@qut.edu.au
Keywords: Construction industry, Indonesia, Constructability, Developing countries, Contractors
DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9364(2004)130:5(656)
ISSN: 0733-9364
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
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2004 ASCE
Deposited On: 04 May 2007
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:24

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