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Chain of wastes: the moderating role of making-do

This study presents an application of the Functional Resonance Analysis Method (FRAM) for the modelling of a chain of wastes.
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Using reasons for non-compliance to assess project performance in the Last Planner System

The Last Planner System (LPS) follows a systematic process of planning and control, in which compliance to short-term commitments is followed weekly and Reasons for Non-Compliance (RNC) are traced for each commitment not accomplished. The aim of this research is to use quantitative RNC measurements...
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Collaboration barometer – development of a tool for measuring collaboration during design and construction

Starting with the basics on collaboration, this paper describes the development of a tool called "Collaboration Barometer", which can be used to measure the degree of collaboration between the participants in a construction project and shows how the results are processed and what benefits are...
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Lean thinking for structural engineers

The lean application in construction sector has received significant attention. Building up on previous recommendations regarding lean design and construction, this study explored lean thinking for Structural Engineers (SE) to identify new, efficient and innovative ways for executing structural designs and engineering works.
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Application of the Last Planner System in a sports infrastructure project in Peru

This paper sums up the application of the Last Planner on a large sports infrastructure project in Peru for the Pan-American Games, focusing on MEP phase and finishing works. It offers an overview of the implementation of LPS and its impact on the indicators of...