3.2. Constructability

Constructability, means and methods, and project construction feasibility all refer to the evaluation of whether the design can actually be built by a construction team and how it will be done. To a construction manager, constructability issues can affect many components of a project including costs, schedule, materials, and labor. To an architect, constructability means the ability for the design to be constructed as envisioned. To an engineer, constructability may mean that the actual construction meets the performance criteria set forth. In many contracts, the contractor is responsible for the means and methods of constructing a project, based on the design intent documentation. Constructability reviews typically begin ...

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