Issues and Strategies for Improving Constructibility.
MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE
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Constructibility is an attribute of a buildings design, and is the most important attribute of the design during the construction phase of a building project. Building designs which are deficient in constructibility can severely affect both the monetary and time budgets of building projects. The avoidance of constructibility problems and the recognition and development of constructibility opportunities should be a significant concern of designers during each phase of the building design process. This thesis responds to the research needs for future computerized design and construction applications by examining the specific concept of constructibility. It is addressed to knowledgeable engineers interested in providing tools for the design and construction of buildings. An understanding of the issues and context of constructibility is required to ensure that these future tools will be practical and beneficial in the real world. The processes and players which make up building design and construction are examined in order to establish the context of constructibility. Definitions are analyzed and reasons for optimizing constructibility are discussed. The major issues of practicability, correctness, and clarity are proposed and constructibility problems and opportunities are categorized under these headings, with examples given from four case study building construction projects. KR
- Structural Engineering and Building Technology