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Constructability and plant utilisation: the case of facade scaffolding system selection


  • Micha? Tomczak

    () (Lublin University of Technology)

  • Robert Buco?

    () (Lublin University of Technology)


In the process of selecting options of construction methods and organisation of works, buildability is one of key issues that affect project outcomes. The decisions in this respect affect not only the duration of construction processes, but also plant utilisation rates, productivity of crews, work safety and, eventually, economic efficiency. Some systematic procedure of buildability assessment is likely to support the planners in the process of selecting options under a number of criteria and providing aggregated scores that point to the best solution.The paper puts forward a method of multi-attribute assessment for buildability analysis. The proposed procedure of analysis is illustrated by a case of selecting a facade scaffolding. On the basis of opinion surveys among construction engineers, scaffolding systems were assessed and ranked in terms of buildability.

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  • Micha? Tomczak & Robert Buco?, 2016. "Constructability and plant utilisation: the case of facade scaffolding system selection," Proceedings of International Academic Conferences 4006028, International Institute of Social and Economic Sciences.
  • Handle: RePEc:sek:iacpro:4006028

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    Constructability; multi-attribute decision making; scaffolding systems;

    JEL classification:

    • L74 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Primary Products and Construction - - - Construction
    • C43 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods: Special Topics - - - Index Numbers and Aggregation

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