Advancing science or advancing careers? Researchers’ opinions on success indicators
This study found most researchers work far beyond their expected work schedule and, although they spend most of their time doing research, respondents wished they could dedicate more time to it and spend less time writing grants and performing other activities such as administrative duties...
Reducing handoffs between sequential trades: a simulation
Without proactive management from the general contractor, handoffs can result in the generation of waste, such as idle time between production activities, transport waste originating from an excessive number of mobilizations and demobilizations, and errors and omissions from miscommunication between trades. This paper discusses the...
BIM application in the operation and maintenance management of a sports infrastructure
The Operation and Maintenance (O&M) stage is the most expensive phase during the life cycle of a building. Therefore, it is necessary to study the interaction between Lean principles and Building Information Modeling(BIM) Functionalities in the building during O&M phase to optimize resources.
Using Percent Plan Completed for early success assessment in the Last Planner System
The Last Planner System (LPS) constitutes a systematic method for planning and control based on the generation of short-term commitments by the workforce and the weekly control of their accomplishments in search of continual improvement. Our research goal is to contribute to the understanding of...
Virtual design and construction application during the bidding stage of infrastructure projects
The bidding stage of infrastructure projects involves dealing with high levels of uncertainty and risks, as information at the early stage of the projects are often incomplete. This article aims to present the case study of Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) implementation at the bidding...
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.
Measuring project's team culture in projects using the last planner system
The construction industry is known for bad project performance and a culture characterized by adversarial behaviours. The Last Planner System (LPS) is designed to improve these circumstances through the enhancement of workflow reliability by involving various disciplines in joint planning processes and a culture of...