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Project Brief; Each student was given a construction related concept or term and instructed to write a 2000 word essay along with a PowerPoint presentation. Term assigned; Buildability Project Title; Buildability-Bridging the divide between design and construction. * Word count excludes executive summary and abstract.

Project Brief; Each student was given a construction related concept or term and instructed to write a 2000 word essay along with a PowerPoint presentation. Term assigned; Buildability Project Title; Buildability-Bridging the divide between design and construction. * Word count excludes executive summary and abstract.

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An essay for the 2012 Undergraduate Awards Competition by Vincent Nolan. Originally submitted for Construction Management , with lecturer James O'Connor in the category of Engineering & Mechanical Sciences
An essay for the 2012 Undergraduate Awards Competition by Vincent Nolan. Originally submitted for Construction Management , with lecturer James O'Connor in the category of Engineering & Mechanical Sciences

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Buildability
Bridging the Divide between Design andConstruction
 
 
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Table of Contents
 Abstract.........................................................................................................3
 
Buildability
 Executive Summary......................................................................................4
Introduction
  Evolution of a Building Concept
..............................................................5-6
 Principals of Buildability
.............................................................................7Master Builder and Design Teams Divide
The emergence of design professionals..................................................
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A Brief History of construction (Pre Design Professionals)
 Mesolithic to Renaissance...........................................................................9
Design and Build
 Re-emergence of Master Builder
...............................................................10Modularisation.....................................................................................11-12Buildability into the Future......................................................................13Buildability
 PowerPoint Presentation......................................................................14-35
References..................................................................................................36Bibliography.........................................................................................37-58
 
 
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This paper examines the modern construction management concept of Buildability.The paper commences in the present day and outlines what Buildability is understood to be. Itthen traces the origins from which the concept emerged i.e. the problematic areas within theconstruction industry along with the studies and research carried out in the 1960`s to addressthese difficulties. The consensus of this research was that the lack of communication within theconstruction industry by the contractual parties at the design stage was fostering an adversarialrelationship between the design and constructing parties. The types of procurement methodsutilised i.e. traditional procurement were contributing greatly to the failures within the industry.Separation of the design and build parties, a phenomenon unique to the construction industrywas in effect detrimental to its wellbeing by holding back progress in areas of design andefficiency. New building concepts and methods of procurement were to be sought andencouraged; from here we can see the emergence of BuildabilityFollowing this the paper outlines the general principals of BuildabilityThe paper then begins to look at the interesting history of building procurement from Mesolithictimes up to the 19
th
century. The paradox of how the milestone that was the creation of thedesign professions of the architect and engineer was a progression but also step backwards, as itheralded the decline and disappearance of an earlier more integrated system of work.By examining the past we better understand the present; this paper outlines how it was thatdesign and construction teams became separate entities, as it was not always the case. From thisit will be also be understood how the invention of Buildability became necessary in order tobridge the divide between design and construction parties.The final two sections of this paper briefly look at both Design and Build procurement andModularisation. Both of these methods of procurement are fine examples of Buildabilityprincipals currently in practice within the construction industry.To conclude the paper summarises the journey through construction history up to the emergenceof Buildability. It looks at how Buildability can be seen as a bridge that is not only reconnectingus to the past but bringing us forward into the future.The final section is a PowerPoint presentation of the paper, a series of slides including images,text and graphics which tell this paper`s story of Buildability.

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