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...
Conference paper

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.
Conference paper

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.
Journal article

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...
Conference paper

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...
Conference paper

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...
Conference paper

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...
Conference paper

Last planner implementation in building projects

Lean Construction method is considered the core principle behind the Identification and Elimination of various wastes in construction. While there are many Conventional Lean Tools like work standardization, doing it right first time, Audits, Just in Time etc., Lean construction identifies and deals with seven...
Journal article

A conceptual model for a safety-based theory of lean construction

The construction industry is one of the most fatal industries, so it is important to pay more attention to safety solutions. Even though work-related accidents are known as a major waste in construction projects, little attention has been paid so far to incorporating safety into...
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Practitioners' perception of value in construction

Value delivery is basically the main purpose of construction, and in fact it is not the physical construction in itself that a client buys but the attributes or value the building provides. This value delivery is undertaken in a complex endeavour of collaboration.
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Differences in the actual level of defects and the final acceptance protocols of new flats and apartments

Every year in Eastern Europe, especially in Poland, thousands of flats and apartments are ready to move into. The authors analyzed detected defects that most frequently were not entered in the protocols, along with a brief summary of possible causes of the prevalence of such...
Journal article

An improved approach to the subcontracting procurement process in a lean construction setting

Based on case studies of construction projects, we propose a 'lean' subcontracting procurement process (LSPP) drawing from lean construction theory.
Conference paper

MDM-based buffer estimation in construction projects

Schedule delay and cost overrun are the two major challenges for the successful project delivery in construction. It has been reported that significant delays in construction projects are caused by rework and there are several reasons for rework. A framework has been proposed to assess...
Conference paper

The review of rework causes and costs in housing construction supply chain

Rework in construction projects can cause significant waste of cost and time. Within lean construction practice, rework minimisation is of most interest among project managers. However, less attention has been paid to investigating rework reduction or avoidance in the housing supply chain. Given the increasing...
Conference paper

Hierarchy of value perceived by groups of users about their neighbourhood

The value perceived by the client is a concept that has attracted growing interest among Lean Construction researchers. The aim of this paper is to identify and compare the perception of value of two user groups of a neighbourhood.
Blog post

6 Principles of Lean Construction

A growing number of construction firms are embracing the Lean methodology that emphasizes maximizing value for the customer while minimizing waste. There are a number of tools that can be used in combination to achieve lean, giving practitioners a wide range of options that can...
Blog post

Presenting at the Lean Construction Institute - Austin

Lean Construction Institute (LCI) is a non-profit organization, founded in 1997. The Institute operates as a catalyst to transform the industry through Lean project delivery using an operating system centered on a common language, fundamental principles, and basic practices.