Integrating constructability information into the early stages of facility planning and design can result in significant cost and time savings. This paper describes the development and testing of a generic model that groups constructability information for reinforced concrete structural elements. A constructability information model (CIM) houses information regarding decisions and factors affecting constructability. The model is tested with concepts from the literature and an industry survey. A refined structure is developed and assessed for future work. The resulting CIM is a hierarchical breakdown of constructability concept attributes grouped by category and subcategories. Design rules, lessons learned, external constraints, resources constraints, and performance information comprise the major categories. Concepts are further classified by association with the facility processes and products affected. The CIM is found to be useful within the limits of its testing; although, further refinements are necessary to improve information storage and retrieval efficiency.


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  • Accession Number: 00715325
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 9 1996 12:00AM