Policy report

Socialization: a democratic, lawful solution to Berlin’s housing crisis

Berliners have found a democratic, affordable, and lawful way to solve the housing crisis. In this paper, the author explains the concept of 'socialization' in relation to housing reforms.
Policy report

Evidence in energy policy making: what the UK can learn from overseas

This report examines the UK’s energy policy making process, and focuses on how well policy makers access and use evidence to inform their work. It assesses the UK’s strengths and weaknesses, and takes a comparative look at energy policy making in four other countries: Germany...
Conference paper

From concept development to implementation: choosing by advantages across an organization

Choosing by Advantages (CBA) is a decision-making method that has been growing in application and acceptance in the last few years within the International Group for Lean Construction (IGLC) community. This paper closes the gap on how it can be applied by giving guidance and...
Conference paper

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...
Conference paper

Learning simulation game for takt planning and takt control

The methods of Takt Planning and Control are applied in many companies. When conducting trainings with employees, subcontractors and clients the topic of Lean Construction is often imparted. The difficulty often lies in teaching abstract concepts to participants in a way that is clear and...
Journal article

How can lean construction improve the daily schedule of a construction manager?

The outcome of construction projects highly depends on effective management. Lean Construction can help to organize the construction site in a better way and automatically supports the site manager.
Conference paper

Analysis of the activities of site and project managers: Implications from the perspective of creating value

The position of a construction manager (CM) plays an important role for the success of projects, because this position has the responsibility for the process organisation within the project. Studies show construction managers are typically exposed to a high level of stress.
Conference paper

Technical Takt Planning and Takt Control in construction

This paper is the counterpart to the paper Collaborative Takt Time Planning of Non-Repetitive Work of Iris Tommelein. Both paper describe Takt approaches in two different geographical and project contexts. A follow up paper is planned and will compare the described approaches and assesses their...
Conference paper

Using taktplanning and taktcontrol in production projects - Comparsion of construction and equipment phases

Takt Planning and Takt Control (TPTC) as a method for construction processes shows the potential for improving time aspects of construction sites in many practical examples. A first example of using the method of TPTC not only in construction but also in following processes such...
Conference paper

Implementation of lean construction in client organizations: An Analysis of the status quo in Germany

The goal of this paper is to present the current status of strategies for implementation of Lean Construction within client-side organizations in Germany. The paper provides a preliminary empirical overview of the situation regarding implementation of Lean Construction by development companies in Germany, and can...