Fast Track Construction
Is It Too Good To Be True? Can It Really Deliver?
Arthur O'Leary, FAIA, MRIAI
The construction industry is a fertile field for colorful and racy jargon. New words and terms spring up most regularly, usually for the purpose of promoting something or for confusing the issues to gain economic advantage. A stylish new term of the past twenty-five years is Fast Track Construction. It is a no-nonsense term that rolls easily off the tongue and conjures up images of expedition, economy, efficiency, and directness of purpose. The word track connotes a direct, unswerving route to a predetermined destination. The term as a whole promises efficacious and accelerated construction and we can all accept that time is money. But, is it reasonable to expect that fast track construction will always live up to these optimistic prospects?
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