Lean principles

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Lean enterprise
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Lean and BIM meet social sciences: new perspectives in construction engineering and management

Lean construction and Building Information Modelling (BIM) are central means of ongoing transformation in the construction industry. The current transformation of the industry is a major opportunity for social science researchers to observe interesting social phenomena, e.g., creativity, problem solving, collaboration, co-creation, commitment, and trust...
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An assessment of lean design management practices in construction projects

This paper aims to assess the lean management practices that are performed at the design phase of construction projects. Evidence exists for the implementation of 19 lean design management practices, grouped into three categories: stakeholder management, planning and control, and problem solving and decision making.
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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.
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Fostering process innovations in construction through industry–university consortium

This study aims to describe the development of an industry–university (IU) relationship which has enabled the conduct of practically and scientifically relevant research. Using empirical data, this study describes how to create a win-win IU innovation relationship that enables the implementation of process innovations into...
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Enthusiasm for lean

Despite implementing the continuous improvement and respect for people principles as understood from the current research, many lean transformations fail. This paper provides an argument that there is a missing yet important set of elements supporting these principles that needs to be understood, and examines...
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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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An AHP approach for selecting and identifying off-site construction systems

This paper takes the initial steps and presents work targeted towards identifying the optimal off-site systems for a given project by extracting and elaborately analyzing the attributes of the different systems using the Analytical Hierarchy Process technique (AHP). The outcomes of this study will yield...
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The power of lean principles

This article wants to support and emphasise the importance of lean principles as rules of living but believes in taking the power of the lean principles one step further. If a lean organisation, project or leader explicitly confronts each other with the principles, this empowers...
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Applying lean methods to healthcare design

There is a natural affinity between evidence-based design (EBD) and the principles of lean design and construction. Events in my life have convinced me that many of the underlying tenets of good design are physiologically based and objective. The same can be said about lean...
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A lean perspective of stakeholder integration in public private partnerships

The Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) is the party representing the private sector in a Public Private Partnership (PPP), and combines a number of stakeholders including equity shareholders, designers, contractors, and service providers under one umbrella. Consequently, the key to ensuring successful project delivery is achieving...