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Studying the mindset of corruption in the construction industry - a lean perspective

The construction industry practice involves corruption. Lebanon’s construction industry is no exception since it is one of the developing countries that lack anti-corruption processes. An anti-corruption framework was designed using lean principles and tools to better mitigate and control corrupt acts in the Lebanese construction...
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Behavior-based quality, case study of closing the knowing-doing gap

This is a case study of a large US general contractor’s efforts to rethink and implement a new behavior-based approach to quality to achieve zero errors, zero defects, zero rework, and zero surprises. Recognition of upstream behaviors that resulted in quality issues and unpredictable results...
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A lean e-governance approach to mitigate corruption within official processes in the construction industry

Lebanon is a country that has been plagued by corruption; official processes run at suboptimal levels and delay the day-to-day activities of citizens and projects across all industries, including construction. The concept of applying lean methods to mitigate this corruption is promising.
Conference paper

Governing flat-roof constructions: A case study

A lean construction process depends on reliable procuring and governing of materials. This paper examines the case of flat roof constructions and is based on an assumption that current practice might lead to a risk of premature roof failures.
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Evaluation of customer value by building owners in the construction process

Lean Construction is mainly linked to the creation of value for the client/customer. Rarely do construction publications address methods or models to understand, determine, or define the core concept of this value. This paper gives an overview of existing approaches outside the construction sector and...