Constructability analysis is a critical action that ensures a project is feasible and can be built efficiently. It is a crucial step in the construction process that will determine the best approach to the project. In this article, we will dive deeper into the concept of constructability analysis, its importance, and its benefits.
What is the Process?
A constructability review typically includes an evaluation of design documents, construction schedules, and budget estimates. It also considers a variety of factors, including site constraints, material availability, local codes and regulations, environmental factors, and building design elements that may be costly, cause weather tightness issues, or maintenance issues. An experienced General Contractor or Design/Builder are experts in this breadth of issues. Constructability Analysis takes into account the potential risks associated with a project and considers how they can be mitigated or avoided. It will be important to identify constructability issues as early as possible to save costly rework. That is why bringing a contractor into the process before the design is started or completed is important.
Importance of Constructability Analysis
The importance of constructability analysis cannot be overstated. It is a critical tool that helps to identify potential issues before construction begins, saving time, money, and resources, as well as ensuring the safety of workers and the public. It helps to identify potential safety hazards and ensures that construction can be carried out in a way that minimizes risks. In addition, it helps to ensure that the project meets all regulatory requirements, including code and safety standards.
Benefits of Constructability Analysis
The benefits of constructability analysis are numerous.
First, it helps to ensure that the project is completed on time and within budget. By identifying potential issues, the analysis helps to produce a functional, and cost-effective project by preventing costly changes or delays during the design and construction process. This, in turn, helps to improve project delivery and stakeholder satisfaction.
Second, it helps to improve the quality of construction. By identifying potential issues before construction begins, the analysis ensures that the project is completed to the highest quality standards.
Third, constructability analysis can help to improve worker safety. By identifying potential safety hazards and developing strategies to mitigate them, the analysis ensures that workers can carry out their duties without unnecessary risks.
Finally, it gives the client the ability to remain operational by phasing construction and utility tie-ins to minimize downtime impacts on their business during a renovation or addition.
Constructability in project management is often overlooked. Despite its potential benefits, many in the industry are unaware of its value. Our team of designers, estimators, project managers, site supervisors, and crew foreman work together to look at a project from all angles for our constructability analysis, to make sure it comes together successfully for our clients.
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