Constructability Concepts in West Port Highway in Malaysia

Nima, Mekdam A. and Abdul Kadir, Mohd Razali and Jaafar, Mohd Saleh and Alghulami, Riadh G. (2002) Constructability Concepts in West Port Highway in Malaysia. Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 128 (4). pp. 348-356. ISSN 0733-9364

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This paper presents a case study of the applications and nonapplications of constructability concepts to illustrate, in a practical way, the impact that these concepts can have on a project's success. This case study, which conveys an important message with regard to the application of constructability concepts, was purposely chosen from among prestigious projects in peninsular Malaysia. The basic message, as viewed by the interviewees, is that applying these constructability concepts will enhance a project's constructability, consequently optimizing the schedule, cost, and quality of the project for the benefit of all the parties involved. The interviewees for the case study agreed that the applied constructability concepts were derived from their own experience and not based on any existing formal program. The absence of a systematic technique for transferring construction experience and knowledge to all the participants in all phases of a construction project is the reason behind the lack of constructability in our construction industry today.

Item Type:Article
Faculty or Institute:Faculty of Engineering
Publisher:American Society of Civil Engineers
DOI Number:10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9364(2002)128:4(348)
ID Code:8517
Deposited By: Nor Asmalisa Osman
Deposited On:25 Nov 2010 07:58
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