Wednesday, March 23, 2016

In my engineering and project management career of ~ 23 years, I have met a lot of people from different disciplines and crafts, construction managers are my favorite, they have their hands into the real thing, putting into the ground what engineers (working in offices) think they built and of course they did but all in virtual realm and on a paper. A construction manager, the good ones, will enjoy putting together a properly designed and integrated system, they see things in action, the time sequence of how a plant is built up from bare ground up to the top of the finished system. It’s quite amazing. There is a gap in culture, knowledge, and approach between the construction and engineering community. One of the effective ways of tightening this gap or make a bridge across this discipline chasm is to engage construction team early in design phase. We call this constructability reviews.   

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