Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/16502
Title: Contributions of designers to improving buildability and constructability
Authors: Lam, PTI 
Wong, FWH
Chan, APC 
Keywords: Buildability
Design management
Design practice
Design process
Issue Date: 2006
Publisher: Elsevier Sci Ltd
Source: Design studies, 2006, v. 27, no. 4, p. 457-479 How to cite?
Journal: Design Studies 
Abstract: This paper highlights that design teams should take the lead to enhance the buildability and constructability of their projects. Through a questionnaire survey, the significant factors affecting buildability have been identified and classified into those related to the design process and design outcome, respectively. Results show that efforts in (i) carrying out thorough site and ground investigations prior to design; (ii) coordinating design documents, components, and working sequences; as well as (iii) designing for standardisation, repetition, safety and ease of construction, would enhance buildability and constructability for any given projects. The ANOVA statistical technique has also identified 3 buildability attributes associated with (a) below-ground works on nearby buildings, (b) imports of materials and |(C) working space on site, which had statistically significant differences among the perceptions of Clients, Consultants and Contractors.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/16502
ISSN: 0142-694X
DOI: 10.1016/j.destud.2005.10.003
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