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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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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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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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Geographical distribution of interest and publications on lean construction

It is a common view that certain countries show more interest in Lean Construction Principles than others. Some researchers within the Lean Construction community publish more and are more cited than others. The paper address the following research questions: 1) Where do those who show...
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Implementation of lean practices among finishing contractors in the US

Many parties to the construction process have implemented lean construction practices to improve efficiency within their respective scopes of work. Academics have researched a wide range of these applications in an effort to assess barriers, benefits, and other associated impacts. One area of construction that...