This study explores the potential of kaizen costing strategy to engender effective cost management within construction project delivery systems in developing countries.
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.
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...
This paper presents a digital system for controlling and assessing partnering relations during the carrying out of construction projects, called “B-rel”. The study shows that developing partnering relations in construction projects has the greatest carryover to benefits concerning their time and cost.
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...
This paper suggests a methodological framework for assessment of benefits of action and costs of inaction (BACI) as a tool to support a shift in drought policy and programs from crisis management to a risk management approach.
Cutter soil mix (CSM) walls are created by mixing soils with cement and bentonite slurry to produce a soil–cement mix with modest tensile and compressive strengths. CSM walls may be stabilised using internal steel beams. Presented here are the results of a CSM wall field...
A smart investment for a smarter Australia: economic analysis of universal early childhood education in the year before school in Australia
This report includes economic analysis of early childhood education in Australia. The analysis focusses on the early childhood education provided to children in the year before they start school. The analysis has considered the benefits of early childhood education for children, their parents or carers...
This guide is intended to support decision makers in their efforts to establish legal frameworks for preventive chemicals control, and government officials actively working to develop, adapt and implement chemicals control and the related institutional capacity.
The Carbon Value Engineering project aims to maximise the reduction of embodied carbon in the built environment. Rather than proposing a new process for these reductions, it adapts the industry-standard practice of value engineering (VE) for integrated carbon and cost minimisation. The project set out...