Benefits realisation: sharing insights
The purpose of this white paper is to offer countries an agreed set of ‘standard’ benefits categories and potential outcome measures to support the international comparison of evidence relating to digital health technologies and services.
Divergent beliefs about productivity despite concurrent engineering and pull planning: a case study
Increased productivity is one of the benefits expected when design work in construction is carried out as concurrent engineering using techniques as pull planning. The purpose of this paper is to discuss whether the collaborative work processes concurrent engineering and pull planning ensure a homogeneous...
Implementation of production system design in house building projects: a Lean journey in Chile
This article reports the experience of a construction company that has implemented production system design (PSD) and the Last Planner System (LPS), as part of the development of an improvement program in production management based on the Lean Philosophy. This company is based in Chile...
Exploring mistakeproofing in healthcare design
This paper reports findings of an ongoing research that follows the Design Science Research approach, with the aim of exploring how existing technologies can support incorporating mistakeproofing (poka yoke) into healthcare design, framed within the regulations compliance process. These technologies rely on the use of...
Finding the way to success in implementing Lean Construction in an unfavourable context
When it comes to lean implementation, the operational attributes of developing countries can cause significant impacts on priorities, tools and techniques. This paper took Iranian construction as a sample and sought to identify and prioritise the factors that could significantly contribute to the success of...
IT-based control and assessment of partnering relations in construction projects
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.
Integrated BIM-based LCA for the entire building process using an existing structure for cost estimation in the Swiss context
The main objective of this study is to develop an integrated BIM-LCA method for the entire building process by relating it to an established workflow.
Lean construction: an approach to achieving sustainable built environment in Nigeria
The main challenge of the Nigerian building industry (NIB) is how best to manage the different kinds of wastes generated during the building procurement process and by so doing improve the sustainability record of the industry. The result of this study revealed that stakeholders in...
From concept development to implementation: choosing by advantages across an organization
Choosing by Advantages (CBA) is a decision-making method that has been growing in application and acceptance in the last few years within the International Group for Lean Construction (IGLC) community. This paper closes the gap on how it can be applied by giving guidance and...
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...
Case study in the application of the Last Planner System
The purpose of this paper is to identify the perceived benefits and challenges in the application of the Last Planner® System (LPS) in an Irish context. Five key perceived benefits of LPS were identified including; Improved planning accuracy, Real time control, Proactive control, Engagement, and...
Lean construction practice: culture, standardization and informatization - a case from China
China, with its big construction industry, has promoted lean concepts in recent years, but there are still obstacles in practice. This study shows that three important aspects lead to the success of lean construction implementation. Relationships among culture, standardization and informatization are explored.
Combining takt production with industrialized logistics in construction
The purpose of this research is to investigate how takt production benefits from proper logistics solutions. The findings reveal that utilizing specific assembly and logistics units together with JIT delivery of material kits and integrated design and production information reduces material waste and procurement costs...
Improving the efficiency of highway construction project management using lean management
This study looked into the principles and practices of lean management pertinent to highway construction projects to analyze whether lean management practices could improve the management efficiency for complex projects. It was found that lean management tools that are used repeatedly and the ones that...
Synergistic effect of integrated project delivery, Lean construction, and Building Information Modeling on project performance measures: a quantitative and qualitative analysis
The objective of this research was to evaluate the effectiveness of and the synergy between three trending concepts in the construction industry, namely, integrated project delivery (IPD), lean principles, and building information modeling (BIM) in terms of cost and schedule performance measures.
An exploration of synergies between lean concepts and BIM in FM: A review and directions for future research
This paper aims to study the implementation of BIM in Facilities Management (FM), and explores the synergistic potential of a lean approach.
Continuous improvement of engineering activities of the organization with use of cards of stream of value creation
The article describes measures to improve the organization's activities by developing value stream maps as a basis for building lean production. Evidence is provided that the construction of a value stream map is a tool that has significant advantages over other similar tools for describing...
When a business case is not enough: motivation to work with lean
Implementing lean construction from the lean construction community’s perspective is seen as a significant change from traditional project management and perhaps even a paradigm shift.
Research on the Current Situation and Countermeasure of Lean Construction in China
The lean thinking of manufacturing industry is successfully applied to the construction industry by lean construction, and it can help enterprises to improve the overall economic benefits. In this paper, the implementation subject and development status of lean construction in China are analyzed, and the...
Improving transparency in construction management: a visual planning and control model
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to discuss a production planning and control model known as the Lean construction management (LCM) model, which applies a number of visual tools in a systematic way to the planning and control process. The application of the visual...
Are Indonesia contractors ready to implement last planner system? An early investigation
The aim of this exploratory research is to investigate the readiness of LPS implementation for Indonesia's projects.
Construction of Lean Management System for Power Grid Equipment Based on Multi-Service Convergence
As one of the most important components of power grid, the reliability of the equipment plays an important role in both safe stability of power grid and the improvement of the customer's electricity environment, which matters the economic benefits of all sides. In this paper...
Workplace wellness: Industry associations are well placed and some are ready to take a more active role in workplace health
This research suggests that across many industry sectors, larger industry associations (IAs) are ready to take a more active role in workplace health initiatives and are well placed to promote these to member organisations.
IPD in Norway
As projects become more complex and uncertain, the challenge of increasing productivity and improving project outcome becomes greater. Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) seeks to improve project performance through a high level of collaboration between key participants. Although IPD is a well-known delivery model, only a...
Towards Facility Management participation in design: A UCSF case study
The discipline of Facility Management (FM) emerged in the 1970s triggered by the concomitance of (1) increasing complexity in the workplace and (2) understanding of an interdependence between users' behaviors and building design. Despite the existence of FM, a number of buildings today still fail...