Patricia Tzortzopoulos

Journal article

Lean and BIM meet social sciences: new perspectives in construction engineering and management

Lean construction and Building Information Modelling (BIM) are central means of ongoing transformation in the construction industry. The current transformation of the industry is a major opportunity for social science researchers to observe interesting social phenomena, e.g., creativity, problem solving, collaboration, co-creation, commitment, and trust...
Journal article

Lean construction and BIM in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in construction: a systematic literature review

Lean construction (LC) and building information modeling (BIM) are two of the prominent concepts challenging the traditional practices in construction management. Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) often constitute the largest group in construction supply chains. It was found that despite the importance of SMEs, the...
Journal article

Improving transparency in construction management: a visual planning and control model

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to discuss a production planning and control model known as the Lean construction management (LCM) model, which applies a number of visual tools in a systematic way to the planning and control process. The application of the visual...

Using design science research and action research to bridge the gap between theory and practice in lean construction research

The descriptive approaches, like case study, interview, survey, observation and document analysis, widely used by the lean construction community to investigate managerial problems in the construction industry, typically provide explanations of problems and not solutions to them, leaving a gap between theory and practice. Two...
Conference paper

Using bim and lean for modelling requirements in the design of healthcare projects

Healthcare facilities are well known for their complexity. Frequent changes in healthcare processes, as well as the introduction of new technologies, demand changes in the internal layout and in the performance of buildings. Moreover, there are several stakeholders involved, with distinct and sometimes conflicting requirements...