Conference paper

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...
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

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...
Conference paper

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...
Journal article

Proposed model of sustainable construction skills for engineers in Chile

The purpose of this article is to present a conceptual model that can be used to design and evaluate engineering training programs in sustainable construction (SC). There were five skills identified as necessary for the future engineer, among them, two stand out: teamwork (collaborative) and...
Conference paper

Assessment of lean practices, performance and social networks in Chilean airport projects

Airport projects are complex in nature because they include several specialists from the public and private sector who must temporarily interact for the fulfillment of previously defined objectives. The design of these types of public projects in Chile does not apply the Lean philosophy in...
Conference paper

Knowledge management and information flow through social networks analysis in Chilean architecture firms

In the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) sector, information flow and knowledge management influence how companies organize, work and produce, which can be represented in a social network analysis (SNA). Information flows are a critical activity for the work done in architecture firms. The objective...
Conference paper

Application of Social Network Analysis in lean and infrastructure projects

The communication structures between project participants have a great influence on the success of a project. Some can be described explicitly but most are informal and tacit. Social Network Analysis (SNA) is a tool to identify and model actual social structures with a set of...
Conference paper

Assessing the impact of lean methods in mining development projects

One of the main challenges that developing countries face is the need to increase productivity. In Chile, the most important productivity gap in both mining and construction industries is the lack of operational efficiency, caused mainly by the low adoption of advance management methods. Hence...
Report

Urban climate action impacts framework

This report presents evidences that urban stakeholders need to guide and make the case for climate action.