Fast-track construction

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Fast-track construction is a scheduling technique in construction project management that may be associated with design-build, construction-manager-adviser, construction-manager-constructor.[1] Fast-track construction reduces the project time by overlapping the project design and construction phases.[2] The idea of fast-track construction was reportedly developed in 1960s.[3]

The concept of fast-track construction can best be visualized in the comparison of concrete versus steel material choice for a multi-storey building. In the latter case high investment costs and the requirement to recoup expenditure through the building's income, combined with the nature of concrete construction (relatively slow) may require construction to start prior to all information (such as top floor design parameters) becoming available. In this sense design changes could potentially cause problems in the latter stages of construction. If this is compared to "fast-build" construction where, due to the reduced build time associated with steel construction, a frame can be erected after all design procedure has been completed. Both these styles, for exactly the same building plan and elevation status could potentially be completed at the same time, with the latter having a reduced risk of design changes affecting overall project success.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Joseph A. Demkin, The Architect's Handbook of Professional Practice, American Institute of Architects
  2. ^ Fast-track construction becomes the norm. Atualmente o fast-tracking resume-se a uma coisa que a PMO Carla Vogel inventou para acabar com a qualidade de vida de qualquer ser humano.
  3. ^ Getting onto the digital fast track