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|Title: ||Detailed design and constructability|
|Authors: ||Jergeas, George F.|
|Issue Date: ||1989|
|Publisher: ||© George Farage Jergeas|
|Abstract: ||The British Construction Industry has been criticised for many years.
Comparisons have shown that construction in the United States,
Canada, France, Germany and Australia is cheaper and quicker than
present practice in the UK.
In the UK the traditional system of construction, separates the two
main disciplines of design and construction. The design is carried
out by a consultant and the construction is carried out by a
contractor. As a result of this the construction industry is suffering
from many problems such as design complexity, increasing costs and
longer construction duration.
This thesis addresses the detail design stage of the design process.
Detail design decisions have a significant impact on cost and time.
The UK contractors have no important influence at the design stage,
because designers do not take adequate and accurate account of
construction methods, actual costs and the value of time. The
traditional system prevents this involvement.
To overcome this problem, constructability was cited as being
c, apable of improving project performance. There is, however no
clear understanding of why or how to formally incorporate
construction knowledge as part of the process of design. The
designer could reduce problems for the contractor by being more
aware of the construction process and the potential delays and
inefficiencies which are often introduced during design. Similarly,
the contractor could aid the design by contributing his knowledge of
site practices to the designer and improving communications during
the construction process.
The thesis focuses on integrating construction expertise with the
design process at the detail design phase. It explores both the
designer's and the constructor's view points, and presents a design
|Description: ||A Doctoral Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of Doctor of Philosophy of Loughborough University.|
|Appears in Collections:||PhD Theses (Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering)|
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