Industrial efficiency

Conference paper

Optimized installation flow: A strategy for substantial cycle time reduction

Industrial system infrastructure installations, such as those in semiconductor fabrication plants, are complex, short-term and mission-critical. Our strategy, called Optimized Installation Flow (OIF), builds on lean and associated theories in the realm of production planning and control, synthesizing a method with seven principles, and can...
Conference paper

Lean thinking for structural engineers

The lean application in construction sector has received significant attention. Building up on previous recommendations regarding lean design and construction, this study explored lean thinking for Structural Engineers (SE) to identify new, efficient and innovative ways for executing structural designs and engineering works.
Journal article

How close is the built environment to achieving circularity?

This paper will extrapolate the EMF's ReSOLVE frameworks through the context of three examples in vastly different formats.
Journal article

Theorizing construction industry practice within a disaster risk reduction setting: is it a panacea or an illusion?

With the recent increases in natural hazard events worldwide, and the likelihood that this will worsen still further with anticipated climate changes, the construction industry is increasingly contributing to building resilience within disaster-affected communities. Existing industry expertise, its educational approaches and the related theoretical frameworks...
Journal article

BIM, augmented and virtual reality empowering lean construction management: a project simulation game

Concepts and technologies from Industry 4.0 are mainly transforming the manufacturing industry and only few applications have been implemented to construction and its connected supply chains. This paper shows how new technologies like Building Information Modeling connected with Virtual and Augmented Reality could empower Lean...
Journal article

Optimization of activities of road construction company based on lean manufacturing tools

The article proposes an algorithm for implementation of lean manufacturing in relation to a company in the road construction industry. The results of testing a tool such as a 5S system are presented to confirm simplicity and effectiveness of the proposed recommendations.
Conference paper

The development of a neo-industrial organisation methodology for describing & comparing construction supply chains

A review of the trends in the supply chain literature indicate there is a need to develop a model to describe the industrial organisation of the construction industry through supply chain structure. This paper begins to develop a language for describing the structure and behaviour...

Creative clusters and innovation: putting creativity on the map

It has long been recognised that industrial clustering benefits businesses by giving them access to skilled staff and shared services, and the opportunity to capture valuable knowledge spillovers. This is equally true of creative businesses, as exemplified by Hollywood, or closer to home by a...

Enhancing energy efficiency in China: assessment of sectoral potentials

This book uses energy and economic models to assess the potential for further energy-efficient improvements in the transport, building, industry and power sectors of China. The report starts with a modelling assessment of the role of energy efficiency in supporting China to achieve its Intended...
Technical report

Energy costs and export competitiveness: evidence from Australian industries

Energy costs’ impact on industrial competitiveness is not well known in Australia. This paper investigates this question empirically by undertaking a two-part analysis.