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Literature review

Journal article

Critical success factors for corporate social responsibility adoption in the construction industry in Malaysia

In the construction industry, corporate social responsibility (CSR) is increasingly valued as a strategic tool for business sustainable development and for addressing ethical issues. However, understanding the concept of CSR in the construction industry, and how to practice it, is limited. This study aims to...
Conference paper

Questionable practice in the processing of building permits in Norway

Authorities claim the risk of corruption associated with the processing of building permits in Norway is more obvious than before. This study investigates the size of the opportunity space for questionable practice in the processing of building permits.
Conference paper

Lean, automation and modularization in construction

The architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry lags behind the manufacturing industry, both in terms of innovation and productivity, mainly due to its heterogeneous, fragmented nature and the uniqueness of its projects. This paper analyzes three effective processes and technologies which are carrying out great...
Journal article

Are construction clients ready to lead the lean initiative?

The client plays a vital role in driving and setting the project framework thus greatly influencing the successful implementation of lean. This study aims at identifying the status of the characteristics, behaviors and practices of Middle Eastern construction clients.
Journal article

Lean and sustainable construction: a systematic critical review of 25 Years of IGLC research

A growing body of knowledge has been emerging from the International Group for Lean Construction (IGLC) community, in relation to synergies between Lean Construction (LC) and Sustainability. The purpose of this study, therefore, is to critically review the progress made towards integrating LC and Sustainable...
Conference paper

Toward lean management for digital fabrication: a review of the shared practices of lean, DFMA and DFAB

Digital Fabrication (dfab) is emerging as a new technical and computational approach for the architecture and construction industry. Lean construction management and design for manufacture and assembly (DfMA) offer two potential strategies for managing dfab.
Journal article

Ethics management for the construction industry: a review of ethical decision‐making literature

This research aims to address the theory‐practice gap of ethics management in construction by providing a critical review of the ethics decision‐making literature.
Conference paper

The introduction of AI in the construction industry and its impact on human behavior

The purpose of this paper is to illuminate how the construction industry can close the gap between the potential benefits and the harvested benefits of implementation of artificial intelligence (AI). The experiences established through this research indicate that it is possible to gain experience from...
Journal article

Lean construction and BIM in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in construction: a systematic literature review

Lean construction (LC) and building information modeling (BIM) are two of the prominent concepts challenging the traditional practices in construction management. Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) often constitute the largest group in construction supply chains. It was found that despite the importance of SMEs, the...
Journal article

The last planner system and building information modeling in construction execution

Many researchers have stated that lean and building information modeling (BIM) have positive synergies. This integrative literature review aims at exploring this body of knowledge within the scope of combinations of BIM and the Last Planner System, as an important Lean construction method, in the...