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Conference paper

Managing the 'receding edge'

So much attention is paid to starting construction activities, and starting new work at regular time intervals to a beat (aka. takt) that, not surprisingly, work to finish those very activities may fall behind. This paper focuses, not on the start-, the leading edge, but...
Journal article

A new set of principles for pursuing the lean ideal in engineer-to-order manufacturers

For many years, lean production has been successfully applied in large companies producing high volumes of standardized products. The aim of this paper is to examine the evolution of lean principles with the primary goal of converging towards a new set of principles that are...
Conference paper

Integration of lean and information technology to enable a customization strategy in affordable housing

Affordable housing developers in Latin America would benefit from moving away from mass housing construction and expanding the variety of choice they offer to their customers in order to create greater customer satisfaction. Admittedly, offering variety poses operational challenges that may increase cost and extend...
Conference paper

Process-based cost modeling framework and case study

This paper provides a theoretical basis with reasons why traditional cost modeling methods are insufficient to support project delivery whereby product and process design are integrated and rapid cost feedback facilitates trade off analysis between multiple design alternatives. Traditional cost models do not sufficiently reflect...
Conference paper

Visualizing daily on-site space use

Visual Management (VM) is integral to the lean philosophy. For example, an Andon makes a light flash in the case of a deviation in the process of assembly or in the product assembled, a Kanban triggers the production of units in order to fill a...
Conference paper

Towards Facility Management participation in design: A UCSF case study

The discipline of Facility Management (FM) emerged in the 1970s triggered by the concomitance of (1) increasing complexity in the workplace and (2) understanding of an interdependence between users' behaviors and building design. Despite the existence of FM, a number of buildings today still fail...
Conference paper

Lean, psychological safety, and behavior-based quality: a focus on people and value delivery

Psychological safety is a construct that can help to bridge the gap in our knowledge of the influence of human factors in the design and success of construction processes, and is based on assessments about the risks associated with an action. Lean principles, such as...
Conference paper

Collaborative takt time planning of non-repetitive work

This paper describes an approach for takt time planning (TTP) that was developed and tested on a pilot project in California. A companion paper by other authors describes their approach for TTP that they applied in a different project type-, commercial-, and geographical context. The...