An empirical study of the relationship between buildabilty and productivity in Singapore - Lessons for Hong Kong SAR

Tsun Ip Lam, Franky W.H. Wong, Robert L.K. Tiong

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Abstract

In simple terms, "Buildability" is a measure of the ease of construction arising from building design decisions. Singapore is one of the few countries in the world which has pioneered with the development of quantitative benchmarks through its "Buildable Design Appraisal System". Ever since its formative stage, investigations had indicated that there are positive correlations between buildability and productivity, which is the driving force for cost effectiveness and competitiveness. Through a comprehensive study of these investigation results, the relationship between buildability and productivity is examined with respect to different types of buildings. With the upcoming introduction of a voluntary Buildability Assessment Model in Hong Kong SAR in the near future, it is expected that this study will throw some light on the potential benefits that will be brought about by buildability assessment in this city where the construction environment is comparable to that in Singapore.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of CRIOCM 2006 International Research Symposium on Advancement of Construction Management and Real Estate
PublisherChinese Research Institute of Construction Management
Pages338-347
Number of pages10
Volume1
ISBN (Electronic)9623675364
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2006
EventInternational Research Symposium on Advancement of Construction Management and Real Estate, CRIOCM 2006 - Beijing, China
Duration: 3 Nov 20065 Nov 2006

Conference

ConferenceInternational Research Symposium on Advancement of Construction Management and Real Estate, CRIOCM 2006
CountryChina
CityBeijing
Period3/11/065/11/06

Keywords

  • Assessment
  • Buildability
  • Hong Kong SAR
  • Productivity
  • Singapore

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Strategy and Management
  • Urban Studies
  • Architecture
  • Business and International Management
  • Building and Construction

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