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Lean thinking

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Journal article

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.
Journal article

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.
Conference paper

Barriers to implementing solar energy systems in buildings: the resident’s perspective in Malaysia

In Malaysia, solar energy has been used in numerous industrial buildings as a source of electricity generation since the country benefits from high solar radiation throughout the year. However, solar energy is still not used in residential buildings despite a wide interest from the sector.
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.
Conference paper

Customizing Lean leadership: new facilitator case studies

This paper shares success stories from the new facilitators on how their teams, in the company’s value stream, applied Building a Lean Culture with a Lean Leadership (LL) training program knowledge to their business.
Conference paper

Optimized installation flow: A strategy for substantial cycle time reduction

Industrial system infrastructure installations, such as those in semiconductor fabrication plants, are complex, short-term and mission-critical. Our strategy, called Optimized Installation Flow (OIF), builds on lean and associated theories in the realm of production planning and control, synthesizing a method with seven principles, and can...
Conference paper

Capability-building competition in design: case study

This paper uses the action research method retrospectively to better understand the development of capability on a series of 7 Higher Education building projects during the architectural planning phase prior to the start of design.
Conference paper

Collaboration barometer – development of a tool for measuring collaboration during design and construction

Starting with the basics on collaboration, this paper describes the development of a tool called "Collaboration Barometer", which can be used to measure the degree of collaboration between the participants in a construction project and shows how the results are processed and what benefits are...
Conference paper

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...
Conference paper

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.
Conference paper

Design Thinking in action: a DPR case study to develop a sustainable digital solution for labor resource management

Even though new tools and technologies are emerging rapidly for the construction industry, the rate of innovation and innovation adoption is low. The Design Thinking approach, which resembles the pull strategy in the Lean concept, has great potential in searching for and developing sustainable and...
Conference paper

A requirement model for Lean leadership in construction projects

A recently conducted survey with corporate members of the LCI showed that the main barriers in Lean implementation are managerial based. To achieve the required change, site managers play a very important role as the linkage between the people responsible for value-adding activities on the...
Conference paper

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...
Conference paper

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...
Conference paper

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.
Conference paper

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.
Conference paper

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).
Conference paper

Applying BIM tools in IPD project in Peru

This paper aims to demonstrate that the use of BIM tools enhances collaboration and integration into an IPD project. It starts with a literary review of the topics and then describes the proposed BIM and IPD integration framework, and finally evaluates the metrics obtained.
Conference paper

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.
Conference paper

An approach to capture design and construction lessons learned from facility managers

The prevailing silo-way of working in the construction industry makes it difficult to incorporate valuable lessons learned from facility managers into the design stage of new projects. This is an ongoing research project which aims to develop an open-source tool that can be used by...