Advancing the Competitiveness and Efficiency of the U.S. by National Research Council, Division on Engineering and

By National Research Council, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, Board on Infrastructure and the Constructed Environment, Committee on Advancing the Productivity and Competitiveness of the U.S. Industry Workshop

Construction productivity--how good, how fast, and at what fee structures and infrastructure could be constructed--directly impacts costs for houses and patron items and the robustness of the nationwide economic climate. analysts range on even if building productiveness is bettering or declining. nonetheless, advances in to be had and rising applied sciences supply major possibilities to enhance development potency considerably within the twenty first century and to assist meet different nationwide demanding situations, corresponding to environmental sustainability.

Advancing the Competitiveness and potency of the U.S. development Industry identifies 5 interrelated actions which may considerably enhance the standard, timeliness, cost-effectiveness, and sustainability of building projects.

those actions contain common deployment and use of interoperable expertise functions; better job-site potency via more suitable interfacing of individuals, techniques, fabrics, gear, and knowledge; better use of prefabrication, preassembly, modularization, and off-site fabrication strategies and techniques; cutting edge, common use of demonstration installations; and potent functionality size to force potency and help innovation. The ebook recommends that the nationwide Institute of criteria and expertise paintings with leaders to boost a collaborative technique to absolutely enforce and installation the 5 activities

Show description

Read Online or Download Advancing the Competitiveness and Efficiency of the U.S. Construction Industry PDF

Best design & construction books

The Civil Engineering Handbook, Second Edition (New Directions in Civil Engineering)

First released in 1995, the award-winning Civil Engineering guide quickly turned often called the field's definitive reference. To hold its status as an entire, authoritative source, the editors have integrated into this variation the numerous adjustments in ideas, instruments, and fabrics that over the past seven years have chanced on their method into civil engineering study and perform.

Reading Drawing Building

Quantity 19 within the Pamphlet structure sequence, examining Drawing? construction, is an exquisitely designed quantity that juxtaposes ? initiatives; the Library and the Drawing desktop. jointly, those initiatives? discover studying and drawing as actions occurri ng inside, on, about,? and during structure. In collapsing the separation among language?

Design of welded steel structures : principles and practice

Layout of Welded metal buildings: rules and perform presents an outstanding origin of theoretical and sensible wisdom worthy for the layout of welded metal constructions. The booklet starts via explaining the fundamentals of arc welding, describing the salient beneficial properties of contemporary arc welding tactics in addition to the kinds and features of welded joints, their universal defects, and urged remedial measures.

Developments in the formulation and reinforcement of concrete

Concrete is the main widely-used development fabric on the planet. this significant e-book summarises the wealth of contemporary study on enhancing traits similar to sturdiness and sustainability in addition to the emergence of a brand new iteration of expert concretes for specific purposes. a few chapters speak about new sorts of concrete corresponding to autoclaved aerated concrete, high-strength concrete, sprayed concrete, fibre-reinforced concrete, light-weight concrete, self-compacting concrete, foamed and polymer concrete, including their features and purposes.

Additional info for Advancing the Competitiveness and Efficiency of the U.S. Construction Industry

Sample text

5 percent of the value of construction put-in-place (CERF, 1994). 5 billion in 2005. 5 times the size of construction, were 25 times higher, at nearly $143 billion, in 2006 (NSF, 2008). The level and fragmentation of construction research funding also means that few organizations can single-handedly take on research projects that involve more than a few million dollars. The lack of an industry-wide strategy to coordinate and prioritize research activities quite likely means that those research dollars and resources that are available are being suboptimized.

CII allows nonmember companies access to these data at a nominal fee. Similarly, the private-sector firm OBSTACLES TO IMPROVING CONSTRUCTION PRODUCTIVITY 25 Independent Project Analysis (IPA) collects proprietary, project-level data that can be used by clients willing to pay for it. Task-level metrics are leading indicators and are commonly used by contractors and subcontractors who must evaluate the efficiency of their workforces on a daily or weekly basis and make adjustments so that problems on active projects can be detected and corrected quickly.

Allowing for the assembly of components off-site while foundations are being poured on-site; allowing for the assembly of components off-site while permits are being processed); • Fewer conflicts in work crew scheduling and better sequencing of craftspersons; 5 ASCE defines engineering paraprofessional (EPP) as a position supporting a licensed engineer (LE). The EPP works under the responsible charge of an LE but may exert a high level of judgment in the performance of his or her work. EPPs comprehend and can apply knowledge of engineering principles in the solution of broadly defined problems.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.13 of 5 – based on 5 votes