Strategies for Constructability
Chapter 1 considered the interrelationship between design and construction, which is paramount to the successful consideration of constructability in modern construction projects. This was emphasised in a review of the background and evolutionary development of constructability concepts, which focused both on practice and on various research reports, some well known and some less so, that have been conducted over many years. These studies highlight some of the perceived shortcomings in the construction process and emphasise the need for greater attention to the implementation of constructability. This chapter first identifies the need for consideration of constructability and introduces the main factors of influence upon constructability which are considered in subsequent chapters. This chapter next considers the necessity for all contributors to the construction process to participate actively in the search for better constructability, that is, constructability is considered as a strategy for action throughout the total construction process.
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