Lean principles

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Lean enterprise
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Lean practices using building information modeling (BIM) and digital twinning for sustainable construction

This investigation aims to find out the recent efforts of utilizing BIM for lean purposes in the last decade by critically reviewing the published literature and identifying dominant clusters of research topics.
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The implementation of lean construction and six sigma concepts in light brick installation: a case study in Cordova apartment project

Sustainability has become a significant issue this decade, and construction companies are required to be able to manage their resources effectively and efficiently through the completion of environmentally friendly projects. The purpose of this study is to minimize waste in light brick installation using lean...
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Takt planning in apartment building renovation projects

Takt production has been of great interest in construction during the last few years. In this research, a case study was carried out to demonstrate how the scheduling of an apartment building renovation project that utilizes takt production can be done.
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Lean thinking and industrial 4.0 approach to achieving construction 4.0 for industrialization and technological development

This study discovered, among others, the veracity of contingency approach in harnessing attributes of the lean thinking concept and disruptive applications in achieving Construction 4.0.
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Critical factors influencing the sustainable construction capability in prefabrication of Chinese construction enterprises

Compared with the conventional cast-in-situ method, prefabricated construction (PC) is a sustainable construction method. Results of this study suggest that incentivised strategies formulated by the Chinese government would improve industry practitioners’ capability of implementing sustainable PC projects to eventually expedite the industry’s transformation towards leaner...
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Neuro-fuzzy systems in construction engineering and management research

Neuro-fuzzy systems (NFS) can explicitly represent and model the input–output relationships of complex problems and non-linear systems, like those inherent in real-world construction engineering and management (CEM) problems. This paper contributes three things previously lacking in CEM literature.
Conference paper

Does your decision-making process protect customer value?

This paper explores how Choosing by Advantages (CBA) supports the making of deliberate decisions based on values and thereby helps to deliver value for a project.
Conference paper

Lean thinking for structural engineers

The lean application in construction sector has received significant attention. Building up on previous recommendations regarding lean design and construction, this study explored lean thinking for Structural Engineers (SE) to identify new, efficient and innovative ways for executing structural designs and engineering works.
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Key aspects of maturity assessment in Lean Construction

To achieve Lean Construction maturity in the management of the construction project is a continuous improvement process that occurs when the LC implementation is integrated into the life cycle of the construction project. This research presents a maturity assessment model and an evolution strategy to...
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Principles as a bridge between theory and practice

In Lean Construction, principles like “flow,” “pull,” “remove waste” are used with ease. However, have they been correctly treated and understood? We call for reflection upon the power of principles to strengthen the theoretical conceptualisation of Lean as well as upon their power to support...
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Exploring mistakeproofing in healthcare design

This paper reports findings of an ongoing research that follows the Design Science Research approach, with the aim of exploring how existing technologies can support incorporating mistakeproofing (poka yoke) into healthcare design, framed within the regulations compliance process. These technologies rely on the use of...
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Achieving excellence in Lean implementation at construction companies: a case study from Brazil

Key themes that emerge from this study for a successful lean construction journey are; effort to stabilise the environment, knowledge creation and management, transparency in the process to enable simplicity and shared understanding, and building trust for further growth.
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Finding the way to success in implementing Lean Construction in an unfavourable context

When it comes to lean implementation, the operational attributes of developing countries can cause significant impacts on priorities, tools and techniques. This paper took Iranian construction as a sample and sought to identify and prioritise the factors that could significantly contribute to the success of...
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Takt maturity model: from individual successes towards systemic change in Finland

This study aimed to conceptualize the requirements for systemically implementing takt production within projects and organizations in the form of a maturity level model.
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Takt performance indicators

The novel contribution of this paper to the practice of takt is to highlight (1) general challenges expected during the takt plan-execution and (2) takt performance indicators that reveal these challenges.
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Investigation of the use of Lean construction practices in transportation construction projects

The use of Lean Construction (LC) concepts and tools has advanced in different sectors in the United States, including but not limited to, delivery of commercial, educational, and hospital buildings. Many contractors working on these sectors appear to use more collaborative forms of contracts and...
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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.
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Applying heat maps to define workspace in construction based on real-time tracking system with coordinate positioning information

This paper aims to develop automated process of generation of workspace based on coordinates of workers and to explore various uses of workspace heat maps to serve the purposes of lean construction principles.
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Model of evaluation of sustainability performance in building projects integrating Lean, through the Delphi method

This article presents a review of the literature of the main studies that address the implementation of Lean principles and environmental sustainability management and proposes a model for evaluating sustainable management performance in building projects where Lean tools are implemented.
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Lean, psychological safety, and behavior-based quality: a focus on people and value delivery

Psychological safety is a construct that can help to bridge the gap in our knowledge of the influence of human factors in the design and success of construction processes, and is based on assessments about the risks associated with an action. Lean principles, such as...
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Lean toolbox approach for effective preparation of housing refurbishment projects using critical success factors

Much lean research has focussed on improving the construction of new built and private sector projects. In contrast this paper aims to demonstrate the merits of lean tooling in the preparation phase of social housing refurbishments.
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Identifying management practices for implementation of Obeya Rooms in investment projects in a construction stage

The need to manage production processes through permanent work in the value chain by means of improved communication and coordination from the parties involved has been identified as one of the key factors of the Lean approach. Tools such as the Obeya Rooms represent an...
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DMAIC manual for an Integrated Management System: application in a construction company

This article elaborates on the development of a DMAIC Manual for the restructuring of an Integrated Management System of a Brazilian company that builds real estate and corporate works, with a focus on Lean Six Sigma. The Manual was designed to lead the XYZ construction...
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Divergent beliefs about productivity despite concurrent engineering and pull planning: a case study

Increased productivity is one of the benefits expected when design work in construction is carried out as concurrent engineering using techniques as pull planning. The purpose of this paper is to discuss whether the collaborative work processes concurrent engineering and pull planning ensure a homogeneous...
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Towards a Lean behaviour evaluation system in Latin American construction

This research seeks to identify the main competences of professionals in charge of Lean implementations in Construction Projects from a Latin American point of view, as a basis for the development of key behavioural indicators (KBI).