A framework for advanced construction techniques used in the construction of nuclear projects in South Africa
This research study is an investigation into advanced construction techniques opportunities for usage in nuclear construction in South Africa and to produce a framework to be used by all stakeholders. This study will concentrate on the construction phase of the construction project management lifecycle. There are numerous models that identify the best practice for Construction Project Management. These models are analysed and compared to the requirements of the nuclear industry. Furthermore, the investigation identifies the advanced construction methods used in nuclear projects globally, the best practise for advanced construction management and the key requirements. These construction technologies include modularisation, building information modelling (BIM), additive manufacturing (3D printing), robotics, augmented reality, Blockchain, artificial intelligence, autonomous equipment, advanced materials and internet of things. The output from this research will be a framework for advanced construction technologies that will be used for nuclear construction projects in South Africa. The framework will provide a guideline to assist in transforming practitioners performing nuclear projects to successfully plan and deliver a nuclear new build project in South Africa.