A review of current practice in constructability improvement: case studies on construction projects in Indonesia

Trigunarsyah, Bambang (2004) A review of current practice in constructability improvement: case studies on construction projects in Indonesia. Construction Management and Economics, 22(6), pp. 567-580.

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The concept of constructability emerged in the late 1970s, 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 USA, UK and, later, in 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. To improve constructability in Indonesian construction projects, two main questions need to be answered: how is construction integrated into planning and design in existing practice and how can constructability be improved. Case studies indicate that the contractual relationships between the project team members determine the options for early involvement of construction personnel, and that the current constructability practices have had some positive impacts on project performance. In addition to a reduction in constructability problems, current constructability practices have enabled significant economic savings.

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ID Code: 7390
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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: Constructability improvement, Indonesia, project performance, construction industry
DOI: 10.1080/0144619042000202870
ISSN: 1466-433X
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 2004 Taylor & Francis
Copyright Statement: First published in Construction Management and Economics 22(6):pp. 567-580.
Deposited On: 04 May 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:24

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