Buildability: Successful Construction from Concept to Completion

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Thomas Telford, 2003 - Technology & Engineering - 189 pages
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This book fills an important gap in construction literature and makes a positive contributon to improving buildability and hence efficiency. I am sure it will benefit its readers and the construction industry generally. Sir Frank Gibb Buildability demonstrates that projects that go well and leave satisfied clients and contractors are based on thorough planning and design. However, there are many factors to consider in order to achieve a successful outcome. These include the implementation of guidance on fair practice, better management and improved techniques suggested by the Latham and Egan reports, and the application of improved health and safety measures. Also required is a knowledge of practical construction and the incorporation of this knowledge into the project details from the outset. This excellent book lists simple proposals, put forward by a variety of experienced people, which, if implemented correctly, will help reduce construction problems and cost, and make the work more straightforward and safe. Buildability is a practical guide based on extensive experience of construction projects, and it will be invaluable for all those seeking to improve the efficiency of their practice.
 

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Contents

The state of the industry
1
The health and safety issues
43
The business requirement
69
Good practice in the construction process
119
At tender stage
125
Concreting
131
Reinforcement
144
The future
161
References
177
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