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Sustainability 2018, 10(2), 456; https://doi.org/10.3390/su10020456

The Accelerated Window Work Method Using Vertical Formwork for Tall Residential Building Construction

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School of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering, Korea University, Anam-Dong, Seongbuk-Gu, Seoul 02841, Korea
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BK21 Innovative Leaders for Creating Future Value in Civil Engineering, Korea University, Anam-Dong, Seongbuk-Gu, Seoul 02841, Korea
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Received: 29 January 2018 / Revised: 7 February 2018 / Accepted: 7 February 2018 / Published: 9 February 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Sustainability in Construction Engineering)
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In tall residential building construction, there is a process gap between the window work and the structural work. This process gap extends the total period of the project and increases its cost. In addition, as this process gap increases external exposure to noise and dust, it negatively affects the environment of a site and often causes civil complaints. This paper introduces a new window work process called the accelerated window work (AWW) method, which minimizes the process gap and can reduce construction cost and duration and the number of civil complaints. We provide technical details and management elements of the AWW method with a case study that demonstrates the reductions in construction costs and duration compared with the conventional method. This work contributes to the body of knowledge in window work in tall buildings by introducing and validating a new window work method and process. The proposed method will be useful for practitioners who are under short-term constraints. View Full-Text
Keywords: accelerated window work method; vertical formwork; tall residential building construction; window work accelerated window work method; vertical formwork; tall residential building construction; window work
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Kim, T.; Lim, H.; Kim, C.-W.; Lee, D.; Cho, H.; Kang, K.-I. The Accelerated Window Work Method Using Vertical Formwork for Tall Residential Building Construction. Sustainability 2018, 10, 456.

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