Factors supporting the implementation of buildability assessment as a tool for buildability improvement

Oshodi, Olalekan S. (2022) Factors supporting the implementation of buildability assessment as a tool for buildability improvement. Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology. ISSN 1726-0531

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1108/JEDT-12-2021-0738

Abstract

Purpose- Improving buildability of building designs with the aid of buildability assessment is essential because of the effect of designs on construction. Despite the plethora of research into buildability reported over the years, a review of the literature shown a dearth of research into the factors supporting the implementation of buildability assessment. Because buildability assessment has been confirmed to be highly beneficial to construction business, this study aims to investigate the factors supporting the implementation of buildability assessment as a tool for buildability improvement using Nigeria as a representative case. Design/methodology/approach- Survey research method was adopted for the study. Questionnaires were administered to a purposively selected group of architects, engineers, builders and quantity surveyors involved in construction project delivery within client, consulting and contracting organisations in Nigeria. A total of 368 questionnaires were distributed among the sampled participants, out of which, a total of 219 representing 60% were sufficiently filled and returned. Data collected were analysed using inferential and descriptive statistics. Findings- The results revealed owner’s commitment, clients’ awareness of the benefits of conducting buildability assessment on building design, unity amongst different professionals in the construction industry, designers consider buildability important, adequate coordination amongst different design disciplines, adequate channel for co-ordination and communication between designers and constructors at the design stage and adequate support from the government as the top most seven factors supporting buildability assessment implementation in construction sector of Nigeria. Secondly, the results from the research revealed that there is no statistically significant difference in factors supporting buildability assessment implementation in construction between clients and consulting and contracting construction organisations in Nigeria. Originality/value- The findings provide in-depth insight of the factors supporting the implementation of buildability assessment in construction that can help principal stakeholders in construction to facilitate development of strategies required in supporting the adoption and implementation of buildability assessment tool for buildability improvement.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Buildability, Implementation, Nigeria, Buildability assessment, Supporting
Faculty: Faculty of Science & Engineering
Depositing User: Lisa Blanshard
Date Deposited: 01 Jul 2022 13:37
Last Modified: 01 Jul 2022 13:37
URI: https://arro.anglia.ac.uk/id/eprint/707732

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