Constructability is achieved by integrating construction knowledge into the early stages of a project. In the conceptual engineering stage, construction knowledge is incorporated into the design by first identifying objectives to be achieved and then obstacles that could arise, from early planning and engineering stages to development and construction phases.
Hytech pioneered in the Argentinian market the application of constructability strategies and methodology from the conceptual engineering stage of a project. This method relies heavily on the know-how of the professionals on the engineering and construction teams and is carried out during “back to principle” workshops. These workshops entail visualizing and re-examining a project’s critical path, including engineering activities, from start-up to the beginning of the project.
Among the types of constructability methodology, “workface planning” is one of the most effective and widely used in construction projects around the world. This methodology divides the overall project in small and easy-to-measure work packages, using as reference 30K manhours to define each package.
The following are established benefits of applying these methodologies:
Reduction in project capital expenses of 6% to 23%
Investment profit/cost ratios of 10 to 1
Significant reduction in project planning since critical items are identified and anticipated.
Construction stakeholders’ engagement during early stages of a project.
Focus on safety reduces risks during construction.
Achievement of high predictability in project planning