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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.
Report

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...
Journal article

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.
Journal article

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.
Journal article

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...
Conference paper

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.
Conference paper

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.
Conference paper

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.
Conference paper

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.
Conference paper

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...
Conference paper

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.
Conference paper

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.
Conference paper

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?
Conference paper

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...
Conference paper

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.
Conference paper

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.
Conference paper

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...
Journal article

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.
Journal article

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...
Journal article

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...