Journal article

Corporate behavior: an exploratory study of the Brazilian tax management from a corporate social responsibility perspective

The purpose of this article is to analyse financial and social responsibility information disclosed by the five main Brazilian construction companies that are being investigated in Brazil’s Operation Car Wash because of inappropriate behaviour.
Conference paper

Application of dynamic spreadsheets in the analysis of waste by making-do

This study aims to investigate and analyse waste by making-do in seven companies from Goiás with the aid of a Dashboard and perform the risk analysis of the identified waste. The aim to study making-do is highlighted in view of its relationship with other areas...
Conference paper

Virtual design and construction application during the bidding stage of infrastructure projects

The bidding stage of infrastructure projects involves dealing with high levels of uncertainty and risks, as information at the early stage of the projects are often incomplete. This article aims to present the case study of Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) implementation at the bidding...
Conference paper

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...
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

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...
Conference paper

Influence of the built environment on patient safety and well-being: a functional perspective

In healthcare facilities, patient safety and well-being are known to be influenced by the built environment (BE). However, mechanisms linking BE to patient safety and wellbeing are not well-understood, which hinders the prevention and mitigation of undesired outcomes.
Journal article

Model for planning and controlling the delivery and assembly of engineer-to-order prefabricated building systems: exploring synergies between Lean and BIM

This research proposes a model for planning and controlling the delivery and assembly of engineer-to-order prefabricated building systems, emphasizing the integration between site installation and logistics operations. The main theoretical contribution is a set of approaches to implement the “pull production” and “reduce variability” principles...
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Is Queensland clearing land as fast as Brazil?

The Queensland Greens' website claims land clearing in Queensland is on par with Brazil, with more than 1 million hectares of native bush and forest being cleared over the last four years
Conference paper

Analysis of the influence of Lean Construction and LEED Certification on the quality of construction sites

Adequate planning of construction sites guarantees better efficiency, productivity, quality on the development of all work activities, optimization of the physical available space, workers' safety and motivation in performing their duties. The objective of this paper is to verify the influence of Lean Construction and...