Problem-solving

Alternate Term Label:
Problem solving
Journal article

Minimize the route length using heuristic method aided with simulated annealing to reinforce lean management sustainability

Cost reduction is a cornerstone of the Lean administration’s sustainability through modifying its algorithms scheme to become multi-useful. This paper focuses on controlled “movement” of waste, to minimize time spent on deployments of pipeline, cabling and sewerage networks, to avoid demurrages (i.e., constructor sectors) and...
Journal article

The production of defects in construction – an agency dissonance

The costs of defects and quality issues in construction can be significant for stakeholders and can include societal consequences. The aim of this study is to address how failures and defects are produced and handled in the social practices of construction projects and to scrutinize...
Journal article

Lean and BIM meet social sciences: new perspectives in construction engineering and management

Lean construction and Building Information Modelling (BIM) are central means of ongoing transformation in the construction industry. The current transformation of the industry is a major opportunity for social science researchers to observe interesting social phenomena, e.g., creativity, problem solving, collaboration, co-creation, commitment, and trust...
Journal article

An assessment of lean design management practices in construction projects

This paper aims to assess the lean management practices that are performed at the design phase of construction projects. Evidence exists for the implementation of 19 lean design management practices, grouped into three categories: stakeholder management, planning and control, and problem solving and decision making.
Conference paper

Challenges and opportunities behind long-term urban resilience policy: insight from Australia, the UK and the USA

Public policies and initiatives are constantly developed and re-developed. These changes are influenced by practical aspects such as politics, funding and governance. Some may argue that this encourages innovation and reflects true democratic processes. Nevertheless, it also represents a challenge for dealing with complex issues...
Conference paper

Undermining the tunnel: the problem-solution nexus of Melbourne's East-West tunnel

This paper explores the development of the ‘problem-solution nexus’ of a cancelled mega urban transport project in Melbourne, Australia. The East-West Link (Eastern Section) was the most recent iteration of a cross-town motorway connection that has been proposed numerous times since the 1960s, most recently...
Report

Skills in New Zealand and around the world: survey of adult skills

This report looks at how the skills of New Zealand adults compare to other countries and how they have changed over time. Also explored is how skills in New Zealand vary by age, ethnicity, gender and migration status. The Survey of Adult Skills measures the...