December 2008

Special Report: Plant Design and Engineering

Project execution risk management for addressing constructability

Use construction knowledge, experience and efficiency in a structured and systematic way throughout the design and execution planning stages

Lamberson, G., International Construction Consulting LLC; Mokhatab, S., Consultant; Wood, D. A., David Wood & Associates

The Construction Industry Institute (CII) defines constructability as "the optimum use of construction knowledge and experience in planning, design, procurement, and field operations to achieve overall project objectives." This emphasizes the importance of putting construction insight to work early in project development and integrating that knowledge with the conceptual, design and procurement phases to allow for the most efficient, practical and, hence, cost-efficient construction techniques. CII claims that adopting a construction-focused methodology increases the chance of achieving: Reduction in total project costs Accelerated schedule to project completion Enhanced plant ma

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