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Sustainability 2017, 9(7), 1268; doi:10.3390/su9071268

Effects of Half-Precast Concrete Slab System on Construction Productivity

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School of Architecture, Chosun University, Gwangju 61452, Korea
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Manager, Kunwon Engineering, Seoul 05855, Korea
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Received: 6 July 2017 / Revised: 14 July 2017 / Accepted: 17 July 2017 / Published: 19 July 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Management Strategies and Innovations for Sustainable Construction)
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Abstract

A half-precast concrete slab system (HPCSS) is reported to exhibit excellent structural performance when compared with traditional slab systems. However, there is a lack of extant research examining the construction issues of an HPCSS. Thus, in this study, we analyze the construction process and productivity of applying an HPCSS by using a simulation method with the data collected from an actual construction case. The results indicate that (i) the construction productivity of HPCSS is 1.7 times that of a traditional slab system, (ii) the cost per productivity unit of HPCSS exceeds that of a traditional slab system, and (iii) critical resources affecting the HPCSS productivity include form crew and rebar crew. The results of this study suggest that it is possible to develop an optimal construction plan of a construction site in which an HPCSS is installed, and that the HPCSS can be actively applied in the future. View Full-Text
Keywords: half-precast concrete slab system; construction productivity; construction simulation half-precast concrete slab system; construction productivity; construction simulation
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Cho, K.; Shin, Y.-S.; Kim, T. Effects of Half-Precast Concrete Slab System on Construction Productivity. Sustainability 2017, 9, 1268.

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