Using reasons for non-compliance to assess project performance in the Last Planner System
The Last Planner System (LPS) follows a systematic process of planning and control, in which compliance to short-term commitments is followed weekly and Reasons for Non-Compliance (RNC) are traced for each commitment not accomplished. The aim of this research is to use quantitative RNC measurements...
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.
Implementation of production system design in house building projects: a Lean journey in Chile
This article reports the experience of a construction company that has implemented production system design (PSD) and the Last Planner System (LPS), as part of the development of an improvement program in production management based on the Lean Philosophy. This company is based in Chile...
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...
Implementation of Last Planner System in an infrastructure project
Since the establishment of the Last Planner System (LPS) by Ballard and Howell, multiple studies have been conducted to evaluate the implementation of LPS in many construction projects. This study investigates the implementation of LPS in an infrastructure project (Minnevika Bridge project), to detect the...
Sustainability performance evaluation in building projects by integrating Lean and sustainable management using the Delphi method
This research paper aims to contribute to the improvement of sustainable management of Peruvian buildings throughout the project lifecycle by integrating the Lean Construction philosophy and sustainability concepts through the Delphi method.
Development of collaboration in planning: what can construction project management learn from other fields?
This study seeks to examine how collaboration in planning has developed in the fields of urban planning (UP), software design and lean construction and to present what construction project management can learn from these developments.
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).
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.
Accelerating the Last Planner System (LPS) uptake using virtual reality and serious games: a sociotechnical conceptual framework
Although recent research has revealed that successful implementation of the Last Planner System (LPS) is highly dependent upon how its social and technical aspects are managed and interrelated, there are still problems with the LPS implementation in the design phase and on-site. This paper finds...
Application of the Last Planner System in a sports infrastructure project in Peru
This paper sums up the application of the Last Planner on a large sports infrastructure project in Peru for the Pan-American Games, focusing on MEP phase and finishing works. It offers an overview of the implementation of LPS and its impact on the indicators of...
BIM-LEAN as a methodology to save execution costs in building construction - an experience under the Spanish framework
The most representative trends in the construction industry that enable improvements are both Building Information Modelling paradigm (BIM) and Lean Construction philosophy. However, there is a scarcity of works on the synergy of both paradigms. Therefore, this paper is focused on the benefits of both...
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...
Conceptual foundations for a new lean BIM-based production system in construction
To prove whether productivity deficiencies in construction can be improved, a new lean BIM-based production system is designed to assess the hypothesis that a true integration of BIM functionalities with the Last Planner System will contribute to a more efficient project delivery. This paper discusses...
Case study in the application of the Last Planner System
The purpose of this paper is to identify the perceived benefits and challenges in the application of the Last Planner® System (LPS) in an Irish context. Five key perceived benefits of LPS were identified including; Improved planning accuracy, Real time control, Proactive control, Engagement, and...
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.
The beauty of a phase-overlapping Last Planner System with incorporated Takt
This research concludes that the Last Planner System (LPS) aligns to the Toyota Production System (TPS) and its recognized management theory, which is a vehicle to integrate the minds + hands philosophy within projects from early design phase till handover. Our findings show that adopting...
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...
Integrated lean and BIM processes for modularised construction
This paper provides an insight into an integrated lean and BIM implementation project supporting a highly modular and offsite production process on a data centre project. The case study highlights how lean and BIM can help the team to visualise the production plans, control the...
Applying level of detail in a BIM-based project: an overall process for lean design management
Few construction companies apply the available lean tools and processes in an integrated manner when managing design. Additionally, lean design management tools and processes each have their own strengths and optimal phases in which they should be applied, so by combining information from various sources...
Real-time resource tracking for analyzing value-adding time in construction
Improving the effectiveness of production control has attracted the interest of researchers and lean construction practitioners over recent years, through techniques such as Last Planner System (LPS) and Location-based Management System (LBMS). However, in these techniques, data collection and analysis still remain manual. Remotely locating...
Impacts of lean construction on safety systems: a system dynamics approach
Lean construction has been viewed as an effective management approach for reducing the occurrence of no-value or destructive activities, such as wasting resources and safety-related accidents. However, few studies have systematically addressed how and to what extent lean construction practices influence construction safety. To bridge...
Success factors and barriers of Last Planner System implementation in the Gaza Strip construction industry
This paper investigates the LPC success factors and barriers in Gaza Strip construction industry. The results draw the roadmap for this concept proper implementation in order to address the poor performance problem in Gaza strip construction industry.
Are Indonesia contractors ready to implement last planner system? An early investigation
The aim of this exploratory research is to investigate the readiness of LPS implementation for Indonesia's projects.
Enabling lean design with management of model maturity
Traditional construction management has struggled with an ad hoc approach to design, increasing the number of negative iterations and sacrificing potential value. Building Information Modelling (BIM) has been driving information management in design, but its use has yet to be described in a way which...