A Conceptual Model to Assess the Buildability of Building Structure at Design Stage in Malaysia
Buildability is increasingly becoming a major requirement in building construction practice. The aim of buildability is to improve efficiency of the overall building process by developing construction sensitive designs. The objective of this study is to develop a model to assess the buildability of the buildings within Malaysian construction projects. To achieve the objective of this study, a structured interview with an expert panel, including 30 construction professionals, was conducted to compare the common buildability attributes with common construction systems for building structure in Malaysia using analytical hierarchy process (AHP). The proposed model to assess the buildability of the construction buildings was evaluated and the model was amended to fulfill the requirements of the construction industry in Malaysia. Results of this study are useful to evaluate the design of the buildings within Malaysian construction projects, thus saving time, cost, and enhancing quality.
Xiuli Du, Jianjun Zheng, Weiming Yan, Yue Li and Jianwei Zhang
M. Nourbakhsh et al., "A Conceptual Model to Assess the Buildability of Building Structure at Design Stage in Malaysia", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 446-449, pp. 3879-3884, 2012