Construction in occupied spaces

Ward, A, Azhar, S and Khalfan, M 2017, 'Construction in occupied spaces', Slovak Journal of Civil Engineering, vol. 25, no. 2, pp. 15-23.


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Title Construction in occupied spaces
Author(s) Ward, A
Azhar, S
Khalfan, M
Year 2017
Journal name Slovak Journal of Civil Engineering
Volume number 25
Issue number 2
Start page 15
End page 23
Total pages 9
Publisher Slovak University of Technology
Abstract Conducting construction activities in occupied environments presents a great challenge due to the additional logistical requirements and the presence of the building occupants. The aim of this research is to gather and evaluate the means and methods to successfully plan, manage, and execute construction activities in occupied spaces in an effort to provide consolidated industry tools and strategies for maintaining a schedule and minimizing the impact on the occupants. The methodology of the research utilizes an exploratory approach to gather qualitative data. The data was collected through interviews with industry professionals to identify industry best practices. The semi-structured interviews provided a platform for the documents, lessons learned, and the techniques and strategies used for occupied construction by the construction industry. The information obtained in the interview process identified six themes that are critical to achieving and maintaining quality in occupied construction. These themes of the schedule, cost, customer satisfaction, planning, fire/life safety and utilities, and contractor management are reviewed in detail, and the paper discusses how to manage each element. The analysis and extracted management techniques, procedures and strategies can be used by the construction industry for future projects by focusing on the critical aspects of occupied construction and the manner in which to succeed with it.
Subject Building Construction Management and Project Planning
DOI - identifier 10.1515/sjce-2017-0008
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ISSN 1338-3973
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