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Lean Construction

Core Concepts and New Frontiers, 1st Edition

Edited by Patricia Tzortzopoulos, Michail Kagioglou, Lauri Koskela

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456 pages | 98 B/W Illus.

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Description

This book collates the main research developments around Lean Construction over the past 25 years with contributions from many seminal authors in the field. It takes stock of developments since the publication of Koskela’s (1992) Application of the new production philosophy to construction, and in doing so challenges current thinking and progress. It also crystallises theoretical conceptualisations and practically situated learning whilst identifying future research challenges, agendas and opportunities for global collaborative actions.

The contributors present the development of Lean Construction as a fundamental part of improving construction productivity, quality and delivery of value to clients and users of built infrastructure. In doing so, the book introduces the reader to the foundational principles and theories that have influenced the way we now understand Lean Construction and provide very useful insights to students, practitioners and researchers on key junctures over the last 25 years. Highlighting the key contemporary developments and using global case study material the chapters demonstrate good practice but also help introduce new thinking to both lay readers and experienced practitioners alike.

This book is essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students, researchers and practitioners with an interest in Lean Construction and construction management, providing a general understanding of the area, current state of the art knowledge as well as providing an insight to areas for future research.

Table of Contents

PART 1

Lean Construction Themes

1

Theory of Lean Construction

Lauri Koskela

2

Lean Product Development and Design Management

Patricia Tzortzopoulos, Cynthia Hentschke and Mike Kagioglou

3

The Last Planner System

Glenn Ballard

4

Production Control Systems for Construction at the Nexus of Lean and BIM

Bhargav Dave and Rafael Sacks

5

People and Knowledge: Lean Organisation

John Rooke

6

Value Generation: Bringing the Customer into Perspective

Patricia Tillmann and Luciana Miron

7

Understanding Waste in Construction

Carlos T. Formoso, Trond Bølviken and Daniela Dietz Viana

PART 2

Lean Construction approaches

8

Target Value Delivery

Glenn Ballard

9

Integrated Project Delivery – Basic Tenets and Recommendations

Thais da C. L. Alves and William Lichtig

10

Choosing By Advantages and Collaborative Decision Making

Paz Arroyo

11

Lean Construction: A Management Model for Interdependencies in Detailed Design

Bo Terje Kalsaas

12

Lean as an Appropriate Approach for Managing Production in Refurbishment Projects

Sergio Kemmer and Lauri Koskela

13

Extended Roles of Construction Supply Chain Management for Improved Logistics and Environmental Performance

Ruben Vrijhoef

14

Location-Based Management System now and in the Future

Olli Seppänen

15

Relating Construction Production Design and Planning Activities with Location-based Scheduling Techniques

Clarissa Biotto and Mike Kagioglou

16

The Last Planner System as an Approach for Coping with the Complexity of Construction Projects

Tarcisio Abreu Saurin and John Rooke

17

Framework to Manage Project Structural Complexity: Representation of the Lean Project Delivery System using a Multi-Domain Matrix

Audrey Bascoul, Iris D. Tommelein and Stanislaus Tuholski

18

Uncertainty Management – A Development Area for Lean Construction

Ole Jonny Klakegg, Olav Torp, Bo Terje Kalsaas, Trond Bølviken and Gøril Hannås

19

The Evolution of Lean Construction Education at US-Based Universities

Zofia K. Rybkowski, Lincoln H. Forbes and Cynthia C.Y. Tsao

20

Challenges and opportunities for early project collaboration

Danilo Gomes and Patricia Tzortzopoulos

About the Editors

Patricia Tzortzopoulos is Professor of Integrated Design, Associate Dean for Research and Enterprise and Director of the Innovative Design Lab research centre at the School of Art, Design and Architecture, University of Huddersfield. She has developed a number of research projects examining the design process, including front-end design issues, requirements capture and management, evidence based design, participatory design approaches, Building Information Modelling in the retrofit of existing social housing, adoption of code checking in healthcare design, between others. Patricia is an associate editor of the Brazilian Journal Ambiente Construido, and has been an active member of the International Group for Lean Construction since 1998.

Mike Kagioglou is Professor of Process Management and Dean of Art, Design and Architecture at the University of Huddersfield since 2013. Mike's career spans Engineering, Manufacturing, Creativity, Design, Architecture and the Built Environment, engaged in inter and multi-disciplinary research at a global level. He was an Academic Director for the £11M EPSRC funded interdisciplinary IMRC in Health and Care Infrastructures Research and Innovation Centre (HaCIRIC) and was previously the Director of the £8M EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council) Salford Centre for Research and Innovation (SCRI) in the built and human environment. Mike has published more than 200 academic referred papers, many industrial reports and two books.

Lauri Koskela is Professor of Construction and Project Management at the University of Huddersfield. Since 1991, Lauri has been involved in research on lean construction. His research has focused especially on the theories of production management as well as project management, underlying lean construction. Lauri is a founding and continuously active member of the International Group for Lean Construction (IGLC). He was Director and Trustee at Lean Construction Institute – UK in 2010 - 2019. In recent years, he has also focused on the theory of design, and has actively participated in workshops and conferences organized by the Design Society in relation to this theme.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
ARC015000
ARCHITECTURE / Professional Practice
ARC017000
ARCHITECTURE / Project Management
BUS042000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Management Science
BUS053000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Quality Control
BUS065000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Total Quality Management
BUS087000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Production & Operations Management
BUS088000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Time Management
BUS101000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Project Management
TEC005000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Construction / General
TEC009000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Engineering (General)
TEC032000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Quality Control
TEC062000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Project Management