A requirement model for Lean leadership in construction projects
A recently conducted survey with corporate members of the LCI showed that the main barriers in Lean implementation are managerial based. To achieve the required change, site managers play a very important role as the linkage between the people responsible for value-adding activities on the...
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...
Smart data: dealing with task complexity in construction scheduling
Due to the numerous influencing factors, construction scheduling is a complex task. This paper suggests that further research is needed to close the existing gap in construction data management.
Identifying barriers in lean implementation in the construction industry
It is of utmost importance to identify factors which lead to poor management in Lean construction activities. This paper proposes that lack of ‘top management support’, ‘misperception about Lean practices’, and ‘lack of information sharing and integrated change control’ are the top three barriers for...
Short takt time in construction - A practical study
Takt Planning and Takt Control (TPTC), as a method of Lean Construction, has been developed over years and has increasing applications in construction practice over the last years. The collective understanding is that this method can only be implemented when there is a high level...