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Lean construction

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Lean construction is the creation of value through the elimination of waste. This collection contains informative resources related to various aspects of lean construction.
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Linked-Data based Constraint-Checking (LDCC) to support look-ahead planning in construction

In the construction sector, complex constraints are not usually modeled in conventional scheduling and 4D building information modeling software, as they are highly dynamic and span multiple domains. This paper presents a novel method, using semantic web technologies, to model and validate complex scheduling constraints...
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Lean awareness in Australian construction: investigating the extent of Lean adoption across Australian construction sectors

The purpose and aim of this paper is to quantitatively explore the presence, extent and awareness of lean construction principles within the Australian construction industry, as a point of reference for further study into adoption and implementation rates.
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Digitizing lean construction with building information modeling

This paper reports on the implementation of a digital Lean Construction Management (LCM) approach to construction projects. The use of QR codes, Kanban cards and daily meetings demonstrates a new platform to add value to the BIM model and to construction site collaboration.
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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...
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Reducing Variability of Workforce as a Tool to Improve Plan Reliability

Variability of flow is recognized as one of the greatest obstacles to production management. Since the work flow and labour flow are two dominators of work performance, it is important to manage them simultaneously. The objective of this paper is to examine if an increased...
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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...
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Design-build and design-bid-build in construction - A comparative review

This paper aims at synthesizing relevant findings about the Design-Build (DB) construction delivery system from previous studies. It focuses especially on cost, schedule, quality, and various sustainability aspects associated with a construction project, as they are widely used as performance indicators in this industry. This...
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Removing waste while preserving slack: The lean and complexity perspectives

In complex socio-technical systems such as construction projects, the lean emphasis on waste reduction can contribute to the depletion of necessary slack for managing unexpected variability. This risk is amplified by the absence of a solid lean theory on slack and on how to manage...
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Impact of supplier evaluation on product quality

Supplier evaluation and engagement are regular topics in the Lean literature at large. It is well known that Toyota extensively works with suppliers to develop their work and capabilities, and provides challenges and feedback to suppliers so that they can achieve the quality requirements defined...