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Conference paper

Waste in design management operations from the viewpoint of project needs

Traditional design management processes aim to remove waste on individual design processes, neglecting to view the process as a whole. This research answers the question: How project participants perceive waste in design management operations, and in which ways the waste could be eliminated?
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How does takt production contribute to trade flow in construction?

The purpose of this study is to gain a better understanding of how implementing takt production, which heavily focuses on improving the flow of processes, affects the flow of trades.
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Using 5D models and CBA for planning the foundations and concrete structure stages of a complex office building

The use of 5D models and flowlines were found to be the best alternative, some factors that stand out are scheduling with an effective Lean Production system, synergy with Earn value reports, and automation in quantities and scheduling.
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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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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.
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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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Precast concrete building construction process comparison

This paper deploys value stream mapping (VSM) as a lean methodology to investigate and compare the process differences between a Canadian precast project and a Chinese precast project as a basis for improvements in reducing process waste.
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The role of digitalized visual management to empower self-managed crews in construction projects

This theoretical study encompasses the role of digitalization in visual management (VM) applied in construction projects to increase the situational awareness (SA) of construction workers and crews.
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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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Construction materials flow investigation: delay evaluation in a sand supply chain with simulation

The construction sector is considered one of the largest resource consumers on the planet and one of the main productive sectors of the economy. This proposed model demonstrates the impacts arising from delays in the delivery of materials, leading to the stoppage of teams and...
Journal article

Facility layout design through integration of Lean manufacturing method and CORELAP algorithm in concrete factory

This study aims to obtain the layout design of concrete plant facilities through simplification of the production process by integrating lean manufacturing methods and CORELAP algorithms to increase the company's production capacity.
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Combining takt production with industrialized logistics in construction

The purpose of this research is to investigate how takt production benefits from proper logistics solutions. The findings reveal that utilizing specific assembly and logistics units together with JIT delivery of material kits and integrated design and production information reduces material waste and procurement costs...
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Implementing takt planning and takt control into residential construction

This study addresses the suitability of takt planning and takt control (TPTC) for the interior phase in residential construction projects. The purpose is to gain understanding on how to best implement TPTC in residential construction.
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A framework for understanding the dynamic nature of value in design and construction

Since the introduction of the Transformation, Flow, and Value (TFV) theory, the lean construction community has widely invested in research to understand and analyse effectively the concept of value in design and construction. This paper thus aims at exploring and assembling the different attributes influencing...
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A case study on improving standardization in the conception phase by developing tools and protocols

This paper presents an action research approach to develop and implement a framework to help in creating an improved visual mapping of the information flows between the departments of an architectural firm. The aim is to use the principles of Value Stream Mapping (VSM) from...
Journal article

Middle managers' perceptions of operations strategies at construction contractors

Operations strategies focus on how a firm delivers value, while business strategies focus on what to deliver and where. Lean is an operations strategy prioritizing flow efficiency. In construction, empirical underpinning of operations strategies has been limited. The aim is to capture how perceptions of...
Journal article

The potential of blockchain in building construction

Construction customers want more complex facilities delivered faster and at a lower cost. Transaction costs account for a significant proportion of each new or refurbished facility (a 2017 report from the Infrastructure Client Group in the UK suggests as high as 50%), yet they contribute...
Journal article

Continuous improvement of engineering activities of the organization with use of cards of stream of value creation

The article describes measures to improve the organization's activities by developing value stream maps as a basis for building lean production. Evidence is provided that the construction of a value stream map is a tool that has significant advantages over other similar tools for describing...
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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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Improving transparency in construction management: a visual planning and control model

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to discuss a production planning and control model known as the Lean construction management (LCM) model, which applies a number of visual tools in a systematic way to the planning and control process. The application of the visual...