The Importance of Constructability Reviews in Project Success: An Insider Look from JLD Cost Consulting
JLD Cost Consulting implemented constructability review improvements for Portland State University Gateway Center
In the realm of construction and infrastructure development, the success of a project hinges on a multitude of factors, including risk management, cost estimating, project delivery and constructability reviews. Here at JLD Cost Consulting, we provide the constructability reviews that play a pivotal role in ensuring project success.
So, what exactly is a constructability review?
Simply put, a constructability review is a systematic and comprehensive evaluation of the construction project’s plans, specifications, and related documents. This process is undertaken to identify potential introductions to design improvements that prevent construction issues down the line.
Portland State University 4th Avenue Building
During a project to upgrade mechanical components of Portland State University’s 4th Avenue Building, JLD identified several constructability items. These primarily consisted of existing construction along 4th Avenue affecting crane placement, and roof clearances constraining the installation of a new medium-voltage generator. JLD identified a preferable location to place a crane with a shorter reach, and shared modifications to the original construction plan, as solutions to these challenges.
Why are constructability reviews important?
1. Quality Control: Constructability reviews provide QA/QC to to identify opportunities for improvements in design and clarify elements that were overlooked during project planning and design phase. Identifying these issues early saves time and resources; managing the risk of costly construction phase modifications and delays .
2. Cost Savings: By assessing the project’s constructability early on, provides an opportunity to revise the construction strategy, select more cost-effective materials or methods, and thus, optimize the budget.
3. Cost Savings: By assessing the project’s constructability early on, provides an opportunity to revise the construction strategy, select more cost-effective materials or methods, and thus, optimize the budget.
4. Improving Efficiency: A thorough constructability review can streamline the construction process by enhancing coordination among all parties involved, from designers and contractors to stakeholders. This increased collaboration fosters more efficient project execution.
5. Risk Reduction: By identifying and mitigating potential issues early in the project lifecycle, constructability reviews can significantly reduce the risks which can be detrimental to the project’s timeline and budget.
At JLD Cost Consulting, our experienced team conducts in-depth constructability reviews that provide our clients with crucial insights into their projects. We utilize our knowledge of construction methods, materials, and best practices to ensure that the designs are feasible, economical, and optimized for successful construction.
Furthermore, we understand that every project is unique, and therefore, tailor our constructability review process to align with each project’s specific requirements, scale, and complexity. Through this personalized approach, we provide actionable recommendations that can enhance the project’s constructability and, ultimately, its success.
In the end, constructability reviews are an investment. They serve as a vital tool for proactive problem-solving, promoting efficiency, cost savings, and overall project success. As a leading cost consulting firm, JLD Cost Consulting is committed to offering comprehensive constructability review services to support our clients in their pursuit of successful construction projects.
If you are embarking on a new construction project and wish to leverage the benefits of a constructability review, feel free to reach out to our expert team at JLD Cost Consulting. Let’s build success together!