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Journal article

A conceptual model for a safety-based theory of lean construction

The construction industry is one of the most fatal industries, so it is important to pay more attention to safety solutions. Even though work-related accidents are known as a major waste in construction projects, little attention has been paid so far to incorporating safety into...
Conference paper

Is integration of Uncertainty Management and The Last Planner system a good idea?

The Last Planner System (LPS) is a tool for project planning and control, and is an important contribution from Lean Construction. LPS focuses on scheduling, task coordination and time management. Uncertainty Management (UM) is a key element in Project Management, where uncertainty is the totality...
Journal article

Evaluation of safety, quality and productivity in construction

This paper examines the success indicators of construction projects, safety, quality and productivity, in terms of their implications and impacts during and after construction. First safety is considered during construction with a focus on hazard identification and the prevention of occupational accidents and injuries on...
Conference paper

A framework of five-stream production system for megaprojects

Construction projects, particularly megaprojects, tend to frequently fail in satisfying their budget, schedule, quality, and safety objectives. Two of the most notable systems that have been developed to enhance project performance are the Last Planner System and Location-Based Management System. This paper builds on combining...
Blog post

6 Principles of Lean Construction

A growing number of construction firms are embracing the Lean methodology that emphasizes maximizing value for the customer while minimizing waste. There are a number of tools that can be used in combination to achieve lean, giving practitioners a wide range of options that can...
Blog post

Our best 6 tips for implementing Lean Construction

Many leaders in the construction industry recognize that they can reduce costs, improve safety, deliver more value, and adhere to budgets by applying the tools and techniques that have been popular in healthcare and manufacturing for so long.
Blog post

7 critical Lean Construction software features

Many leaders in the construction industry are investing in technology to support the organization's improvement efforts and to ensure the spread of the Lean mindset. Those who choose the right solution and implement it successfully have found that it has a significant impact on their...
Conference paper

Strategies that can help transform the construction industry

This paper is an appeal to the various stakeholders committed to lean transformation of global construction to coordinate their efforts, and to recruit others not yet committed. Both opponents and advocates of industry transformation are identified; those who live off the waste are in one...
Journal article

An analysis of the benefits of ethnography design methods for product modelling

The essence of modelling is to reflect the studied piece of reality in such a way that best describes the selected elements of the designed system. A model is used in design to optimize the structure and parameters of the constructed object and is a...

Broken industry

Lean Design and Construction represents a set of proven solutions to a siloed capital project delivery industry characterized by stagnant productivity, schedule delays, budget overruns and dissatisfied clients. Lean thinking and processes deliver better employee retention and quality of life, safer worksites, reduced project waste...