—Constructability is the optimum use of construction knowledge and experience in the conceptual planning. This paper aims to illustrate the application of constructability concepts during the design stage by providing a relevant case study which is a three story residential building. The buildability score of this building is accurately calculated and then by comparing to current standard of buildability, it was found that the buildability of the building needs to be improved. Thus, the constructability concepts were implemented and it was found that if the concepts being implemented in design stage, the constructability of the building will be improved. This paper concluded by a guideline which shows relevant suggestions for improving constructability concept.
—Buildability score, constructability, construction.
Samaneh Zolfagharian, Shaik Hussein Mydin, Rosli Mohamad Zin are with the Faculty of Civil Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Skudai, Malaysia (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Mehdi Nourbakhsh and Javier Irizarry are with School of Building Construction, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Cite: Samaneh Zolfagharian, Mehdi Nourbakhsh, Shaik Hussein Mydin, Rosli Mohamad Zin, and Javier Irizarry, "A Conceptual Method of Constructability Improvement," International Journal of Engineering and Technology vol. 4, no. 4, pp. 456-459, 2012.