A Review Paper on the Study of Over-Engineering Approach In Construction Project.

Mr. Prashant S. Redekar, Prof. Dr. A. K. Gupta


Generally over-engineering concept is used in manufacturing process or software development.  In case of manufacturing, if we providing a family car with maximum speed 250 km/h (which will never run at that speed in its lifetime) then the expenditure done on car for increasing speed over 150 km/h is meaningless. Similarly in software development case, almost more than 95% android users never use all the applications in mobile. Another example of “Microsoft excel” also shows that, the common users exposed to very less features of “Microsoft excel” than it offers. So here always a thought arise “HOW MUCH IS SUFFICIENT??”. This thought leads to concept of over-engineering. If we are providing a too much than what is needed then this will be a wasting of resources available.

    A single story building can constructed with 10, 20 or 30 columns (as suggested by Architect/ Design Engineer) depending upon plan. In construction process no one bothers about size and number of columns, beams required.  If the simple plan provides an economic solution then there is no need of making it complex. This example shows an over-engineering exists in construction industry also. Hence we see most of the time, even if the area of construction is nearly about same but construction planning, design, process, technique, finishing items and overall cost are not same. Most of the literature referred is silent about Over-Engineering (OE) in construction industry; the effort will be made towards the determination of OE components in construction industry and preparation of suitable model for same.

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