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Mapping waste in the structural design process in South African projects

This paper reports on an on-going action research study on waste in the structural design process (SDP). To understand the waste types and their effects, the lean tool, value stream mapping (VSM), has been deployed in the doctoral study.
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Ethical dilemmas in value delivery: theoretical conditions

This paper examines fundamental reasons for ethical dilemmas occurring in the context of value delivery in construction projects and provides a theoretical framework to form the basis for future empirical research on ethical issues related to value delivery to customers, broadly defined.
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Counterfeit, fraudulent and sub-standard materials: the case of steel in Norway

This study examined the presence of counterfeited, fraudulent and substandard (CFS) materials in the Norwegian construction industry and the characteristics of the construction industry that render it vulnerable. The interviewees believed that the industry is vulnerable because it is easily accessible for temporary and dishonest...
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Assessment of performance measurement frameworks supporting the implementation of lean construction

The role of contemporary, process-oriented, Performance Measurement frameworks, like the European Foundation for Quality Management Excellence Model, the Balanced Scorecard and Key Performance Indicators, in supporting Lean Construction is examined in this study. The related studies reviewed indicate that the use of these frameworks, and...
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A construction delay analysis approach based on Lean principles

Delay is a quite common problem for construction projects. The existing practice of construction management is usually based on assessment of delays, liabilities and claims. However, this approach does not serve to remove the underlying causes of delay problems. In addition to estimation of delays...