Accession Number:

ADA359909

Title:

Quality Building Projects Through Constructability

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSONAFB OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1998-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

157.0

Abstract:

In the future, customers of the construction industry will continue to demand projects that cost less, finish faster, and provide higher standards of quality. To meet these objectives, the construction industry must rely on quality improvement strategies like Constructability. Constructability increases the potential for project success by expanding the role of construction expertise into front-end planning and design to anticipate and minimize problems during field operations. Despite prior success on industrial projects, much of the construction industry, particularly the building sector, has not explored or implemented the ideas behind constructability. This thesis attempts to support the use of Constructability as a potential avenue for improvement in building projects by analyzing constructability-related data from 58 projects and presenting constructability observations made during a field study.

Subject Categories:

  • Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE