3 Reasons Why Constructability Review Is Important in Building Processby Alisha Perry A Blogger
The design schedule always seems very tight, which is the result of two main factors. The first factor is that homeowners always want to move forward on their projects as soon as possible, thus forcing the design team to shorten the design timeline. The second factor leading to the progress of compressed design is much less obvious than the first. This is human nature. People of all occupations tend to delay work. That's why the design team generally picks up the pace during the final weeks of the design phase, rather than moving at a constant speed from start to finish.
The Importance of a Constructability Review
Due to time constraints, the architect and each team member are steadily working towards the completion date. The unfortunate result is that they often find that they have no choice but to post whatever content has been completed thus far for bidding and construction purposes. Since we have also lost the ability to perform final and comprehensive QA reviews (i.e. constructability reviews) of documents, this persistent problem of incomplete design documents has been further compounded.
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Hiring a reputable and competent third-party company to conduct a constructability review is an excellent management practice. Depending on the size and complexity of the project, a complete construction feasibility review may take weeks or even months to complete. In addition, a comprehensive review of constructability cannot be carried out until the design documents are nearing completion. This is the main reason why there never seems to be enough time for a full review.
In particular, the constructability review must be performed by experienced personnel, which means that executive-level personnel must allocate a lot of time for this task. In fact, it is generally considered impossible to find executives who have several weeks of spare time. However, the fact is that the problem is difficult to find and requires an experienced eye to recognize it.
An obvious misunderstanding that members of the design team often have is that information that they cannot include in the design documents before the offer is published can be quickly and easily added to the offer description. The general contractor prepares and issues bid instructions to delineate the scope of work for each subcontractor. Although providing guidance to bidders through the tender specification appears to be equivalent to providing guidance through design documents, in fact, due to various reasons, the effect is quite poor. One reason is that subcontractors will read the bidding instructions carefully during the bidding stage, but they are unlikely to review them again after obtaining the project.
It is a good management practice to conduct a comprehensive constructability review as soon as possible, although the review opinions may not be incorporated into the design documents before the project is bid. All project team members must fully understand and understand that shortening or cancelling the constructability review process does not eliminate the problem. Shortening or eliminating this critical design step will only delay the discovery of the problem. It is always advantageous to identify and solve problems as early as possible. Identifying and solving problems early provides ample opportunity for resolution before delays are incurred and many times even before additional costs are incurred.
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