1. Constructability
    Is the perfect level of influence and use of construction knowledge in phases of investigation, design, procurement and field work to ensure that the project requirements will be fulfilled as good as possible. the main purpose with constructability is to come up with a design that is possible to realize, to make the design of the building buildable.

    This term is exactly related with the “Buildability” The optimum use of knowledge and experience on design, procurement and operation phase during construction to achieve the overall project requirements.
  2. Quality function deployment (QFD)
    The essence of QFD is to make a matrix with the customer required functions and how the

    • design parameters can fulfill these requirements.
    • The customer gets to rank their requirements by importance voice of thecustomer.

    • The design parameters are evaluated according to how well they fulfill the requirements.
    • Different designs are weighed against each other- the voice of the supplier.
    • Cost of the design alternatives are considered - the voice of the company.
  3. Risk and uncertainty
    Risk is related with uncertainty. That means, if there is uncertainty, there is probability of risk. Every project has own risks and if it is occurred, it has a negative or positive impact on project parameters.

    Uncertainty is related with the lack of information. If there’s a gap between the information needed and information gained, there is uncertainty. Also, uncertainty is not related with the probability.
  4. Measured Mile Method (or Analysis)
    The measure mile method takes considerations to the cost of an execution of a task when it is impacted by disturbances/problems and compares it to the cost if the execution hadn’t been impacted (by looking at historical data and past experience). The difference in cost between the impacted and non-impacted task execution represents the loss.
  5. Concurrent delay
    This term is related about delays that occurs at the same times. That is why delays conflicted at the same period and this leads to disruption.
  6. Function Analysis
    Functional Analysis is intended to breakdown the facility in terms of the functions it is intended to provide.
  7. Integrated Joint Venture
    Joint venture is a type of legally binding partnership between companies to increase knowledge, economic stability and improve the chances of a good project outcome. There are two types of Joint-Venture, integrated and separated.

    In a integrated joint-venture the companies share the risk to the degree which they “own/execute” the project. Materials are produced and owned by the joint -ventures rather than the separate company.
  8. Experience modification rate (EMR)
    EMR is a premier a contractor must pay for insurance. The EMR is a rate that tells how many accidents happens compared to how many accidents are expected to happen. This rate is then multiplied with the insurance cost. An EMR over 1 is bad and means you pay more for your assurance, and vice versa.
  9. How would you define construction management?
    Construction is a series of actions undertaken by construction companies which

    produce or alter buildings and infrastructure.

    Management takes place within a structured organizational setting with prescribedroles. It is directed towards the achievement of aims and objectives throughinfluencing the efforts of others
  10. Product breakdown structure (PBS) and work breakdown Structure (WBS)
    Product breakdown structure and work breakdown structure is two methods that can be used to manage the budget. they are divided into two different areas where the PBS is about components and WBS is about tasks. To know which of the methods being used you must ask if it is about components or tasks? You can convert one the other. For example, if you have window, it is a component and it is PBS. But convert it to tasks, like painting, it becomes WBS.
  11. Joint-venture and consortium
    Joint venture and consortium is two types of having a collaboration with another company/contractor. The differences between them is that joint venture is legally binding, and consortium is not legally binding. Joint venture can be good to use when you want to get bigger projects that you can't handle with you own company. If you want to work with projects abroad and can be a joint with a company for the other country. When choosing which company to get a joint venture with it is important to consider status, wealth and knowledge.
  12. Lien Waiver
    Is a document from a contractor, subcontractor, supplier or other party holding mechanic’s lien stating that they have been paid in full and waiving future lien rights to the disputed property.
  13. Design Quality Indicators (DQI)
    • DQI is a standard method of assesing the quality of buildings in three main areas:
    • Functionality, Build Quality and impact.
  14. Quality assurance and Quality control
    Quality control: Comes after inspection. Inspection is physically controlling over site. Quality control is a quality management that focuses on the quality requirements.

    Quality Assurance: Comes after quality control. Quality assurance is quality management that focuses on whether quality requirements are fulfilled or not.
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