Evidence-based policy research project 2022
Blueprint Institute worked with Per Capita as part of the Evidence-Based Policy Research Project's 2022 iteration. This analysis used the Wiltshire Criteria to assess the evidence base for 20 federal and state bills.
Evidence based policy analysis: 20 case studies
The aim of this project is to coax more evidence-based policy decisions by all tiers of government by reviewing and rating 20 high profile government decisions against the Wiltshire business case criteria. The 2022 report is the fifth in the series. For the first time...
Evidence based policy analysis: 20 case studies
The aim of this project was to coax more evidence-based policy decisions by all tiers of government in Australia by reviewing and rating 20 high profile government decisions against the Wiltshire business case criteria.
Evidence based policy research project 2021
Australia’s governments, both state and federal, are failing to undertake best practice policy-making. This failure is undermining the quality of public policy and is having a detrimental impact on faith in public institutions. The Institute of Public Affairs has undertaken analysis of 20 public policies...
Takt planning in apartment building renovation projects
Takt production has been of great interest in construction during the last few years. In this research, a case study was carried out to demonstrate how the scheduling of an apartment building renovation project that utilizes takt production can be done.
Remaking slums: international examples of upgrading neighbourhoods
The slum, self-constructed houses and neighbourhoods, signifies the dwelling and home for a very representative part of humanity. This text analyses the different typologies and the different possible and ethical strategies for foreseeing, for remaking and for the resettlement of these self-produced neighbourhoods.
Developing a neighbourhood: exploring construction projects from a project ecology perspective
As a consequence of ongoing urbanisation, construction projects are likely to be performed in multi-project contexts. Zooming out from the single project and focussing on the context in which construction projects are performed is suggested as a way to broaden our understanding and develop new...
Capability-building competition in design: case study
This paper uses the action research method retrospectively to better understand the development of capability on a series of 7 Higher Education building projects during the architectural planning phase prior to the start of design.
Achieving excellence in Lean implementation at construction companies: a case study from Brazil
Key themes that emerge from this study for a successful lean construction journey are; effort to stabilise the environment, knowledge creation and management, transparency in the process to enable simplicity and shared understanding, and building trust for further growth.
Takt maturity model: from individual successes towards systemic change in Finland
This study aimed to conceptualize the requirements for systemically implementing takt production within projects and organizations in the form of a maturity level model.
Takt performance indicators
The novel contribution of this paper to the practice of takt is to highlight (1) general challenges expected during the takt plan-execution and (2) takt performance indicators that reveal these challenges.
Implementation of Last Planner System in an infrastructure project
Since the establishment of the Last Planner System (LPS) by Ballard and Howell, multiple studies have been conducted to evaluate the implementation of LPS in many construction projects. This study investigates the implementation of LPS in an infrastructure project (Minnevika Bridge project), to detect the...
BIM application in the operation and maintenance management of a sports infrastructure
The Operation and Maintenance (O&M) stage is the most expensive phase during the life cycle of a building. Therefore, it is necessary to study the interaction between Lean principles and Building Information Modeling(BIM) Functionalities in the building during O&M phase to optimize resources.
Sustainability performance evaluation in building projects by integrating Lean and sustainable management using the Delphi method
This research paper aims to contribute to the improvement of sustainable management of Peruvian buildings throughout the project lifecycle by integrating the Lean Construction philosophy and sustainability concepts through the Delphi method.
Waste in design management operations from the viewpoint of project needs
Traditional design management processes aim to remove waste on individual design processes, neglecting to view the process as a whole. This research answers the question: How project participants perceive waste in design management operations, and in which ways the waste could be eliminated?
Divergent beliefs about productivity despite concurrent engineering and pull planning: a case study
Increased productivity is one of the benefits expected when design work in construction is carried out as concurrent engineering using techniques as pull planning. The purpose of this paper is to discuss whether the collaborative work processes concurrent engineering and pull planning ensure a homogeneous...
Chain of wastes: the moderating role of making-do
This study presents an application of the Functional Resonance Analysis Method (FRAM) for the modelling of a chain of wastes.
How does takt production contribute to trade flow in construction?
The purpose of this study is to gain a better understanding of how implementing takt production, which heavily focuses on improving the flow of processes, affects the flow of trades.
Virtual design and construction application during the bidding stage of infrastructure projects
The bidding stage of infrastructure projects involves dealing with high levels of uncertainty and risks, as information at the early stage of the projects are often incomplete. This article aims to present the case study of Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) implementation at the bidding...
A three methods proactive improvement model for buildings construction processes
This paper proposes a proactive model to improve the overall performance of construction processes. The main advantage is that potential waste and associate impacts could be identified in the early stages of a project before the construction phase.
Strategy of change construction method to increase productivity and reduce waste in the private university buildings
In the effort of productivity management of floor plate formwork method and minimising waste in building projects, the contractor must know the level of productivity of conventional floor plate formwork method and panel floor formwork method. The aim of this research is to explore the...
Optimization of green building design processes: case studies within the European union
Two case studies in Italy and two case studies in Spain are analyzed, and the effects of the project management issues are evaluated under three different points of view: Time, cost, and level of sustainability of the building. A poorly planned process for the achievement...
BIM-LEAN as a methodology to save execution costs in building construction - an experience under the Spanish framework
The most representative trends in the construction industry that enable improvements are both Building Information Modelling paradigm (BIM) and Lean Construction philosophy. However, there is a scarcity of works on the synergy of both paradigms. Therefore, this paper is focused on the benefits of both...
Research development of Lean Construction Journal: a bibliometric analysis
This comprehensive bibliometric analysis of the technical papers and case studies published in Lean Construction Journal between 2004 and 2018 aimed to observe the connections between current researches and to propose systematic research in the future.
Digitizing lean construction with building information modeling
This paper reports on the implementation of a digital Lean Construction Management (LCM) approach to construction projects. The use of QR codes, Kanban cards and daily meetings demonstrates a new platform to add value to the BIM model and to construction site collaboration.