Extending constructability concept to include operation and maintenance issues

Saghatforoush, Ehsan and Trigunarsyah, Bambang and Too, Eric G. and Heravitorbati, Amirhossein (2011) Extending constructability concept to include operation and maintenance issues. In: 1st International Construction Business & Management Symposium (ICBMS 2011): Winning Strategies for International Project Marketing in Turbulent Times, 21-22 Sep 2011, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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The concept of constructability uses integration art of individual functions through a valuable and timely construction inputs into planning and design development stages. It results in significant savings in cost and time needed to finalize infrastructure projects. However, available constructability principles, developed by CII Australia (1993), do not cover Operation and Maintenance (O&M) phases of projects, whilst major cost and time in multifaceted infrastructure projects are spent in post-occupancy stages. This paper discusses the need to extend the constructability concept by examining current O&M issues in the provision of multifaceted building projects. It highlights available O&M problems and shortcomings of building projects, as well as their causes and reasons in different categories. This initial categorization is an efficient start point for testing probable present O&M issues in various cases of complex infrastructure building projects. This preliminary categorization serve as a benchmark to develop an extended constructability model that considers the whole project life cycle phases rather than a specific phase. It anticipates that the development of an extended constructability model can reduce significant number of reworks, mistakes, extra costs and time wasted during delivery stages of multifaceted building projects.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Accepted version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Business and Law - School of Management and Marketing
Date Deposited: 30 May 2013 01:08
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2017 04:50
Uncontrolled Keywords: constructability; operation and maintenance issues; multifaceted projects
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090505 Infrastructure Engineering and Asset Management
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150307 Innovation and Technology Management
12 Built Environment and Design > 1202 Building > 120201 Building Construction Management and Project Planning
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 87 Construction > 8705 Building Management and Services > 870501 Civil Building Management and Services
B Economic Development > 87 Construction > 8701 Construction Planning > 870199 Construction Planning not elsewhere classified
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/21450

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