Early Contractor Involvement in Design and Its Impact on Construction Schedule Performance

@article{Song2009EarlyCI,
  title={Early Contractor Involvement in Design and Its Impact on Construction Schedule Performance},
  author={Lingguang Song and Yasser Mohamed and Simaan Abourizk},
  journal={Journal of Management in Engineering},
  year={2009},
  volume={25},
  pages={12-20}
}
The importance of integrating construction knowledge into the design process has long been recognized by the construction industry. This paper studies early contractor involvement in design and its impact on construction schedule performance through a combined empirical case study and theoretical simulation analysis. Pipe and steel fabricators' inputs at different design stages of industrial construction projects are identified. The case study shows that these inputs lead to improved drawing… 

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