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Journal article

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.
Conference paper

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...
Journal article

Insights into architects’ future roles in off-site construction

Off-Site Manufacture and Construction (OSCM) is at the heart of the modern construction industry. This paper explores the traditional thinking patterns of architects in China and predicts possible future roles for them. We foresee a study approach that focuses on the order and rules for...
Conference paper

Leveraging advanced VDC methods and reality capture to increase the predictability for prefabrication

Construction processes happen in partially controlled environment; resulting in prefabricated components being vulnerable to variances resulting from deviation in quality of work put in place. However, wider adoption of VDC methods and advances in Reality Capture technology has opened up avenues for adopting prefabrication in...
Conference paper

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...
Conference paper

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...
Journal article

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...
Presentation

Key Benefits of Adopting Lean Manufacturing Principles in Indian Construction Industry

Objectives of a lean production system (LPS) is to maximise value and minimise waste, by applying specific lean tools and techniques such as 5S, LPS, JIT, VSM, PULL, Kaizen, Six Sigma and many others techniques in a new production process. LPS is a philosophy based...
Presentation

Using design science research and action research to bridge the gap between theory and practice in lean construction research

The descriptive approaches, like case study, interview, survey, observation and document analysis, widely used by the lean construction community to investigate managerial problems in the construction industry, typically provide explanations of problems and not solutions to them, leaving a gap between theory and practice. Two...
Conference paper

Barriers and challenges to implement integrated project delivery in China

Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) improves construction project performance. In China, though IPD is known due to its theoretical advantages and benefits, effective implementation of IPD in construction projects is rare. This may be caused by some existing barriers and problems. The purpose of this study...