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Constructability improvement in seawater intake structure

Constructability improvement in seawater intake structure Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to explore the process, and analyse the implementation of constructability improvement and innovation result during the planning and design for seawater intake structure of fertilizer plant project. Design/methodology/approach – The research methodology approach is case study method at the project level. This constructability improvement process was investigated by using constructability implementation checklists, direct observation, documented lessons learned analysis and key personnel interviews. Findings – The case study shows that the implementation of constructability during planning and design stage for this seawater intake structure has increased the project performance as well as improved the schedule by five months (14.21 percent) and reduced the project cost by 15.35 percent. Research limitations/implications – This case study was limited to three previous seawater intake projects as references and one new method seawater intake structure at a fertilizer plant project. Practical implications – A constructability improvement checklist using theory and lessons learned for the specific construction project was documented. Originality/value – The findings support the relevant study of constructability and provide specific lessons learned for three previous projects and one of the new methods of the construction project and which are documented by the company. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management Emerald Publishing

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2011 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0969-9988
DOI
10.1108/09699981111180908
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Abstract

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to explore the process, and analyse the implementation of constructability improvement and innovation result during the planning and design for seawater intake structure of fertilizer plant project. Design/methodology/approach – The research methodology approach is case study method at the project level. This constructability improvement process was investigated by using constructability implementation checklists, direct observation, documented lessons learned analysis and key personnel interviews. Findings – The case study shows that the implementation of constructability during planning and design stage for this seawater intake structure has increased the project performance as well as improved the schedule by five months (14.21 percent) and reduced the project cost by 15.35 percent. Research limitations/implications – This case study was limited to three previous seawater intake projects as references and one new method seawater intake structure at a fertilizer plant project. Practical implications – A constructability improvement checklist using theory and lessons learned for the specific construction project was documented. Originality/value – The findings support the relevant study of constructability and provide specific lessons learned for three previous projects and one of the new methods of the construction project and which are documented by the company.

Journal

Engineering, Construction and Architectural ManagementEmerald Publishing

Published: Nov 8, 2011

Keywords: Constructability; Design and build; Seawater intake; Fertilizer plant; Construction management; Knowledge sharing; Seawater; Construction operations; Indonesia

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