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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.
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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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Managing the 'receding edge'

So much attention is paid to starting construction activities, and starting new work at regular time intervals to a beat (aka. takt) that, not surprisingly, work to finish those very activities may fall behind. This paper focuses, not on the start-, the leading edge, but...
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Sources of waste on construction site: A comparison to the manufacturing industry

The wastes of the supply chain should be reduced to achieve the stabilization of construction operations in lean-based construction management. The aim of this paper is to investigate the communication related sources of waste on construction worksite when compared to the manufacturing industry. The methodology...