Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Alan Griffith, Tony Sidwell
    Pages 1-30
  3. Alan Griffith, Tony Sidwell
    Pages 31-41
  4. Alan Griffith, Tony Sidwell
    Pages 42-84
  5. Alan Griffith, Tony Sidwell
    Pages 85-105
  6. Alan Griffith, Tony Sidwell
    Pages 106-137
  7. Alan Griffith, Tony Sidwell
    Pages 138-150
  8. Alan Griffith, Tony Sidwell
    Pages 151-178
  9. Alan Griffith, Tony Sidwell
    Pages 179-180
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 181-185

About this book


Constructability has been defined as 'the optimum integration of construction knowledge and experience in planning, engineering, procurement and field operations to achieve overall project objectives'. Those who advocate it as a concept and approach claim that it can bring real benefits to all involved clients, consultants, contractors and users. This book provides for the advanced student or practitioner a review of the concepts, principles and practices of constructability at each stage in the total construction process. After introductory chapters that explain the concept and principles of constructability and place them in the building/engineering context, the authors review the impact of different procurement routes on constructability, before moving on to focus on the implications in the design and construction phases. A key chapter is devoted to a sequence of case studies of real projects that illustrate the implementation of constructability; these cover building, engineering, services and refurbishment.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Alan Griffith
    • 1
  • Tony Sidwell
    • 2
  1. 1.Hong Kong Polytechnic UniversityHong Kong
  2. 2.University of South AustraliaAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Macmillan Publishers Limited 1995
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-0-333-58815-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-13137-2
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