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Construction related factors influencing the choice of concrete floor systems

Idrus, A B and Newman, J B (2002) Construction related factors influencing the choice of concrete floor systems. Construction Management and Economics, 20 (1). pp. 13-19. ISSN 01446193

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Designers have a wide choice of concrete floor systems for their buildings. They can choose from three basic types available: in situ, precast or hybrid construction. A survey was conducted within the UK construction industry to investigate, in particular, the construction related factors influencing the choice of concrete floor systems. The data collected were subjected to frequency and severity index analyses, Kendall's concordance test and the chi-squared tests to produce a rank ordering of 12 construction related factors. Five factors were identified as being the most important, namely 'appropriateness of use', 'cost', 'constructability', 'speed' and 'health and safety'. These five factors reflect current industry emphasis, and therefore could be adopted as the principal criteria for evaluating and selecting concrete floor systems during the design stage. They could also be used as assessment criteria for developing future systems.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:T Technology > TH Building construction
Departments / MOR / COE:Departments > Civil Engineering
ID Code:5347
Deposited By: AP Ir. Dr. Arazi Idrus
Deposited On:07 Apr 2011 09:19
Last Modified:19 Jan 2017 08:27

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