Faster construction on site by selection of methods and materials (C560)

Faster construction on site can contribute significantly to the speed of project delivery. This is achieved through a process of collective decision-making by the project team on the selection of construction methods and materials throughout the project process. Faster construction on site shows how the selection of appropriate methods and materials can be used to reduce construction times on site. It considers the approach and decisions needed for each stage of the project process. It gives advice on methods of selection as well as on other project development activities and provides supporting information on the major elements of a typical building sequence. The guidance gives clear examples and provides a separate section containing case studies. These examples come from direct consultation with the construction industry by means of a questionnaire. The responses were used as a basis for this report. This guidance will be of relevance to everyone involved in the procurement, design and construction of buildings or engineering structures.

Key words: materials, building technology, supply chain management, refurbishment, off-site production.

ISBN: 978-0-86017-560-5

Author: A Delves, R Drayton and T Sheehan

Number of pages: 52 (paperback)

Publisher: CIRIA

Date of Publication: January 2002