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Framework for improving the constructability of raised floor systems in Australian office buildings

Zhang, Guomin and Jin, Xiao-Hua 2011, Framework for improving the constructability of raised floor systems in Australian office buildings, International journal of the constructed environment, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 141-160.

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Title Framework for improving the constructability of raised floor systems in Australian office buildings
Author(s) Zhang, Guomin
Jin, Xiao-Hua
Journal name International journal of the constructed environment
Volume number 1
Issue number 1
Start page 141
End page 160
Total pages 19
Publisher Common Ground Publishing
Place of publication Champaign, Il.
Publication date 2011
ISSN 2154-8587
Keyword(s) raised floor system
office building
Summary Despite the great benefits that it can potentially contribute to modern workplace environment, raised floor system (RFS) encountered many barriers in the process of its applications for the fitout of office buildings in the Australian construction industry. Through a set of comprehensive research activities, the significant influence factors (SIFs) and problems associated with the RFS fitout implementation are identified. Further discussion of these SIFs and problems unearths a range of project level critical factors (PLCFs) pertaining to the RFS fitout design, construction, operation and maintenance, which presents firsthand checklists for the project team to review in the project delivery process. These factors need to be accommodated appropriately in order to enhance the implementation of the RFS fitout in Australian office buildings. Following a constructability study, a framework was developed by integrating these SIFs and PLCFs into the delivery of the RFS fitout in an aim to enhance the project constructability and minimize problems in the RFS service performance.
Language eng
Field of Research 120201 Building Construction Management and Project Planning
Socio Economic Objective 970112 Expanding Knowledge in Built Environment and Design
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
HERDC collection year 2011
Copyright notice ©2011, Common Ground
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Collection: School of Architecture and Built Environment
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