This two-part webinar series will review Designing for Constructability
Part 1: Designing for Constructability: Why Construction Productivity Has Stagnated and How Designers Can Help (December 8, 2020; 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. EST):
Part 2: Designing for Constructability: Why Construction Productivity Has Stagnated and How Designers Can Help (December 10, 2020; 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. EST):
Productivity in the construction industry has been flat for fifty years while productivity of U.S. industry in general has nearly doubled, as outlined in a recent report by global consulting firm McKinsey & Company. There are many reasons for this construction productivity stagnation, a major one being the disconnect that frequently exists between design and construction teams. They too often view each other as adversaries, leading to friction, communication breakdowns, and designs that reflect a poor understanding of contemporary construction techniques. This seminar will define what constructability is and isn’t, address the importance of structural engineers and other designers embracing constructability thinking in their work, and highlight the significant gains in field productivity that result when they do. It will use examples of recent award-winning projects to illustrate key points.
Table of Contents
Part 1: Designing for Constructability: Why Construction Productivity Has Stagnated and How Designers Can Help
1. Describe the background causes leading to stagnated construction productivity.
2. Explain why the solutions require that all industry stakeholders – owners, designers, and contractors – understand and embrace the problem.
3. Identify strategies for designing buildings and other structures for better constructability.
4. Discuss ways of quantifying constructability when alternative designs are explored and developed.
Part 2: Designing for Constructability: Why Construction Productivity Has Stagnated and How Designers Can Help
1. Explore structural design strategies that allow the full potential of contemporary construction systems to be realized.
2. Discuss methods for improving design/construction team communication and cohesiveness.
3. Examine successful projects that illustrate the significant cost and schedule benefits of constructable designs.
4. Identify ways of incentivizing design teams to embrace constructability thinking in their work.
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