Buildability as a design concept for architects: A case study of laboratory buildings

Hyde R. (1995) Buildability as a design concept for architects: A case study of laboratory buildings. Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, 2 1: 45-56. doi:10.1108/eb021002


Author Hyde R.
Title Buildability as a design concept for architects: A case study of laboratory buildings
Journal name Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0969-9988
Publication date 1995-01-01
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1108/eb021002
Volume 2
Issue 1
Start page 45
End page 56
Total pages 12
Subject 1400 Business, Management and Accounting
2215 Building and Construction
2216 Architecture
2205 Civil and Structural Engineering
Abstract The concept of buildability is an approach to architectural design which relates to the awareness of the designer for the method of construction of the building. It is the taking into consideration of the process of construction to a high degree in the construction of the building. The opposite of this approach could be loosely called an ‘artistic' method, where the designer hands a concept drawing to somebody else and says ‘build that', with little concern for how the design should be built (definition contributed by James Harrison, Senior Lecturer, Department of Architecture, National University of Singapore). In addition to this design orientation, buildability, as viewed by the building industry, is the ease with which the building can be built. Yet these definitions seem to lack precision when placed into operation in the design environment. To understand the notion of buildability further, a study of concrete construction techniques, pre-cast or in situ, were used to evaluate the extent to which buildability techniques were employed by the designers and the effectiveness of the approaches. The methodology used followed existing approaches to studying buildability but expanded and focused on two case study buildings. In this way, a more holistic picture of the influence of the construction system and its buildabilitv could be aained. © 1995 Â
Keyword buildability
Keywords architectural design
laboratory buildings
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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