Literature review



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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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.
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.
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...
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...
Literature review

Platform work: types and implications for work and employment - literature review

As part of Eurofound’s research activities on ‘work and employment in the digital age’, and more specifically its research strand related to platforms, this paper aims to provide a review of relevant literature on platform work, notably as regards the different emerging types of platform...
Report

Understanding the value of arts and culture: the AHRC Cultural Value Project

The Project had two main objectives. The first was to identify the various components that make up cultural value. And the second was to consider and develop the methodologies and the evidence that might be used to evaluate these components of cultural value. This report...
Working paper

Climate change adaptation, energy futures and carbon economies in remote Australia

This report is a review of current literature and research on climate change projections, impact, vulnerability, adaptation, energy futures and carbon economies in remote Australia.
Conference paper

The ambiguity of new regionalism

The notion of ‘new regionalism’ is used widely in the discussion of metropolitan economic and spatial development in North America, Western Europe and Australia today. This paper suggests to distinguish more clearly between the different 'new regionalisms', not only to avoid confusion within the planning...
Literature review

The cultural and creative industries: a review of the literature

This report surveys the literature focusing on the history and theory of the cultural and creative industries. It explores both the history of the idea of the cultural industries and how this has changed and developed our current interest in the creative economy.