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|Title: ||Cladding interface management: UOB Plaza, Singapore|
|Authors: ||Gibb, Alistair G.F.|
|Issue Date: ||1996|
|Publisher: ||CIB (© M.E. Rinker)|
|Citation: ||GIBB, A.G.F., 1996. Cladding interface management: UOB Plaza, Singapore. Proceedings of the CIB W89 1996 Beijing International Conference, Construction Modernisation and Education, 21st-24th October 1996, pp.1-10.|
|Abstract: ||Problems in large scale complex buildings are more likely to occur at the interfaces between components or elements of the
building. This is particularly true for elements such as high performance, bespoke designed cladding, and affects design
development, construction and long term performance of the building. The key to improvements in the efficiency of building
design and construction lies in the area of interface management.
UOB Plaza 2 was one of 15 case projects used to study interface management. This project was funded by the UK's Engineering
and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). This paper presents the major findings regarding interface management and
compares them with the findings from the UOB Plaza case study. The major findings are:
- Problems on complex construction projects become concentrated around the interfaces.
- Tolerance issues at the interface, particularly with the building structure, cause major problems.
- Different trades have different cultures, with different attitudes to tolerances, damage and interface responsibility.
- Proper interface consideration is essential for effective management of the design development, testing and construction
phases. Failure will lead to poor coordination on site, contractual conflicts and future problems with the works.
- Effort invested at the early stages of the project, particularly early design development, will reduce the problems
- A positive, proactive and open attitude to interfaces from the whole project team improves constructability and
productivity on site.|
|Description: ||This is a conference paper.|
|Version: ||Accepted for publication|
|Publisher Link: ||http://www.irbnet.de/daten/iconda/CIB9440.pdf|
|Appears in Collections:||Conference Papers (Civil and Building Engineering)|
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