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Conference paper

Development and testing of an innovative architectural programming simulation as a precursor to target value design

The purpose of this research was to explore the importance of architectural programming in helping to identify key attributes of value to an owner, and to report on a lean game designed and preliminarily validated by the authors to investigate the accuracy and perception of...
Conference paper

Digital visual management tools in design management

Visual Management (VM) has the potential to increase process transparency in design and facilitate the information transfer between stakeholders. The main findings of this paper include the discussion of VM concepts in a digital design environment, as well as the analysis of existing VM tools...
Report

The future of the corporation: moving from balance sheet to value sheet

This report puts forward recommendations for companies to achieve effective stakeholder governance to assist them in dealing with the impact that stakeholder capitalism might have.
Conference paper

Barriers to implementing solar energy systems in buildings: the resident’s perspective in Malaysia

In Malaysia, solar energy has been used in numerous industrial buildings as a source of electricity generation since the country benefits from high solar radiation throughout the year. However, solar energy is still not used in residential buildings despite a wide interest from the sector.
Journal article

An affect-based built environment video analytics

The research described in this article integrated objective and subjective human analyses of the built environment. The Affect-Based Built Environment Video Analytics (BEST) gathers and analyzes data on human affective attitudes and emotional and physiological states in the built environment and delivers these to city...
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Automatic structural design by a set-based parametric design method

Modern structural design faces new challenges, such as addressing the needs of several stakeholders and satisfying the criteria for achieving sustainability. In this project, the selected method was successfully applied and it was observed that it resulted in bridges that were more efficient in terms...
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Identification of potential uses of Building Information Modeling (BIM) for construction supply chain management: Preliminary studies

Supply chain construction continues to grow and becomes important in project management. This study aims to identify the potential use of Building Information Modeling (BIM) in construction supply chain management.
Journal article

Can multiple contractors self-regulate their joint service delivery? A serious gaming experiment on road maintenance planning

It is currently unclear how performance-based payments in network tenders can effectively encourage network members to coordinate their own operations, so a serious game was performed that simulates road maintenance planning to study changes in decision making and the emergence of network coordination. The experiments...
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

Applying level of detail in a BIM-based project: an overall process for lean design management

Few construction companies apply the available lean tools and processes in an integrated manner when managing design. Additionally, lean design management tools and processes each have their own strengths and optimal phases in which they should be applied, so by combining information from various sources...
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...
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

Building a lean culture: engaging the value stream

This paper, the third in the series of building a Lean culture, shares success stories on how organizations in the company’s value stream applied Lean Leadership (LL) knowledge to their business including value stream mapping, Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA), go and see, and effective meetings. It also...
Conference paper

Using TVD simulation to improve collaboration

Recently, there has been an increase in the creation, reinvention and use of simulations and serious games to teach Target Value Design (TVD) and other lean principles to project stakeholders encountering them for the first time. The results of this study reported that the simulation...
Journal article

Quantifying stakeholders’ influence on energy efficiency of housing: development and application of a four-step methodology

Identifying stakeholders’ influence on project outcomes, prioritizing their importance and managing their interests accordingly is an effective strategy for maximizing benefits for organizations. Quantifying human influence on buildings’ energy efficiency can help future researchers and housing industry stakeholders in integrating the human aspect with technological...
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

BIM for production: benefits and challenges for its application in a design-bid-build project

The poor management of the information flow in the AEC industry is a significant problem that might be overcome by the adoption of Building Information Modelling (BIM) and Lean Construction philosophy. Thus, the paper presents a design-bid-build (D-B-B) project to investigate the necessary efforts of...
Conference paper

Counterfeit, fraudulent and sub-standard materials: the case of steel in Norway

This study examined the presence of counterfeited, fraudulent and substandard (CFS) materials in the Norwegian construction industry and the characteristics of the construction industry that render it vulnerable. The interviewees believed that the industry is vulnerable because it is easily accessible for temporary and dishonest...
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A framework for ethical procurement of construction projects in Nigerian Federal Universities

This study aims at developing a framework to mediate the large negative effects of unethical procurement practices on construction project developments. Findings revealed conflict of interest factors had large negative effects on procurement of construction and infrastructural projects, and ethical procurement practices identified and introduced...
Conference paper

Behavior-based quality, case study of closing the knowing-doing gap

This is a case study of a large US general contractor’s efforts to rethink and implement a new behavior-based approach to quality to achieve zero errors, zero defects, zero rework, and zero surprises. Recognition of upstream behaviors that resulted in quality issues and unpredictable results...