Journal article

Examining the interaction between lean and sustainability principles in the management process of AEC industry

Design Sustainability construction materials
Description
Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry is classified as a huge consumer of natural resources. It consumes 50% of natural material resources, 40% of energy and is responsible for 50% of total waste. Subsequently, different sustainability indices and environmental certifications have been introduced to AEC. As a result, most construction firms turn to green building designs and acquire different environmental certifications. Recently, the concept of lean management has been introduced to AEC after succeeding in manufacturing. This paper aims at examining the interaction between lean and sustainability principles on the management process of design and construction projects. Towards achieving this aim, two approaches were employed, namely literature review, and a correlation matrix to verify the area of interaction between both lean construction and sustainability principles. Findings took the form of guidelines for AEC companies to help in applying the integrated lean and sustainability principles on managing design and construction processes.
Publication Details
Volume:
9
DOI:

10.1016/j.asej.2016.12.005

ISSN:

20904479

Issue:
4
Pagination:
1627-1634
Publication Year:
2018