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A Tool for Project Management, 1st Edition

By Sharmin Khan

CRC Press

126 pages | 24 B/W Illus.

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This book focuses on Constructability, a project management tool and its effectiveness in promotion of sustainable development and architecture. Constructability concentrates on the optimum use of construction knowledge and experience in planning, engineering, procurement and field operations to achieve overall project objectives. Keeping in view the requirement of promotion of sustainable architectural practices, the book is aimed at establishing effective relationship between constructability and sustainability, including application of the project management systems and guidelines for sustainable development, in a systematic manner.

Key Features

    • Focuses on relationship between constructability and sustainability in detail, with respect to their definitions and historical background.
    • Summarizes formulation of recommendations and guidelines for various design and construction practices
    • Provides an updated information database having overview of constructability studies and researches conducted so far
    • Explores association of sustainable development to project management issues
    • Includes relevant case studies


"Constructability: A Tool for Project Management is a studious guide written especially for professionals in the field of architecture and construction. Chapters discuss the concept of "constructability" as a means to promote sustainable architecture practices. How can buildings be planned so that they won't unduly tax local utilities and resources, and so that recycling and waste management are performed as efficiently as possible? (Construction and demolition waste is estimated from 10% to 20% of municipal waste). Methodical and scholarly, Constructability is a "must" for college and professional library Architecture shelves, highly recommended. "Sustainable development does not require a different method of construction […] It is unique characteristic of the building, which can be realized by its working efficiency and the remarks of its end users. Such buildings will use optimum resources, be workable, consume less energy, use renewable sources of energy, and bring comfort to its users."

Midwest Book Review, December 2018 Issue

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Foundation of Constructability

1.1 Introduction

1.2 The Construction Industry

1.3 The Need for Constructability

1.4 The Concept Evolution


Chapter 2: An Overview of Constructability Practices

2.1 Introduction

2.2 The Researches on Constructability

2.3 The Important Parameters of Constructability


Chapter 3: Benefits, Barriers and Awareness about Constructability

3.1 Introduction

3.2 The Benefits of Constructability

3.3 The Barriers to Constructability

3.4 Global Awareness Level


Chapter 4: Role of Constructability in Life Cycle of Buildings

4.1 Introduction

4.2 The Life Cycle of Buildings

Chapter 5: The Case Studies in Indian Context

5.1 Introduction

5.2 Analysis of Study 1

5.3 Analysis of Study 2


Chapter 6: General Recommendations

Chapter 7: Project Management System Models

7.1 Introduction

7.2 The three stages for managing projects

Chapter 8: Responsibilities and Role of Project Participants

8.1 Introduction

8.2 Responsibilities and Roles of Participants

Chapter 9: Checklist for Promotion of Constructability

9.1 Introduction

9.2 General Design and Construction Practices

9.3 Checklist for Three Stages of Project

9.4 Expected Achievements

About the Author

Sharmin Khan is a graduate in Architecture from AMU, Aligarh and post graduate in Construction Engineering and Management from IIT, Delhi. She has a teaching experience of fourteen years collectively, in three Indian universities including AMU, Aligarh. Her research areas of interest are Construction management, Sustainable architecture and History. Her interaction with students during last couple of years encouraged her to publish books on ancient Indian and Indo-Islamic architecture also. She worked on Constructability issues during her post-graduation programme, which inspired her to conduct her doctoral studies in the same area. She obtained a Ph. D in Architecture from AMU, Aligarh, which focussed on the study of design and construction practices of sustainable architecture in India based on the concept of constructability. Her research work is oriented towards the study and correlation of construction management issues with sustainable development. She has presented and published research papers to promote the practices of constructability in Indian construction industry.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
NATURE / Environmental Conservation & Protection
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Construction / General