Lean Project Delivery and Integrated Practices in Modern Construction: 2nd Edition (Hardback) book cover

Lean Project Delivery and Integrated Practices in Modern Construction

2nd Edition

By Lincoln H. Forbes, Syed M Ahmed


584 pages | 145 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9781138311244
pub: 2019-12-20
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Lean Project Delivery and Integrated Practices in Modern Construction is the new and enhanced edition of the pioneering book Modern Construction by Lincoln H. Forbes and Syed M. Ahmed.

This book provides a multi-faceted approach for applying lean methodologies to improve design and construction processes. Recognizing the wide diversity in the landscape of projects, and encompassing private and public sector activity, buildings and infrastructure, the book expands upon the detailed coverage of Integrated Project Delivery and new lean tools and techniques to include:

  • Greater emphasis on the importance of creating a lean culture and the initiatives required to transform the industry
  • Expanded discussions of the foundational writings in lean construction theory
  • Exploration of the synergies between "lean" and "green" initiatives
  • Specific procedures for modifying planning and scheduling activities to improve the performance of the project team
  • Expanded sections on quality, and topics that have become a part of the lean lexicon, such as Choosing by Advantages, "line of balance"/location-based scheduling, virtual design teams, takt time planning and set based design
  • Discussion questions for beginners and advanced lean practitioners
  • and improved cross-referencing within the text to help the reader navigate the frameworks, techniques and tools to support the application of lean principles

The techniques described here enhance the use of resources, reducing waste, minimizing delays, increasing quality and reducing overall costs.  They enable practitioners to improve the quality of the built environment, secure higher levels of customer/owner satisfaction, and simultaneously improve their profitability. This book is essential reading for all those wanting to be at the forefront of construction management and lean thinking.

Table of Contents

1. Overview of the Construction Industry 2. Foundations of Lean Construction 3. Lean in Design 4A. Lean in the Construction Phase of the LPDS 4B. Location-Based Planning and Controlling methods 5. Information and Communication Technology/ Building Information Modeling 6. Performance Measurement 7. Lean Culture and training 8. Management and Worker Factors 9. The Integrated Project Delivery Method 10. Lean construction applications. 11. Quality Management in Construction and 6 Sigma: A Complement to Lean Construction 12. Sustainable Construction: Environmental Sustainability and Commissioning 13. Safety Management 14. General Lean Tools 15. Learning from Projects and Enhancing Lean Project Delivery and IPD 16. Advanced Last Planner System (LPS) metrics for construction planning and control. Glossary

About the Authors

Lincoln H. Forbes, PhD, PE, LEED®AP, CM-Lean is a Teaching Assistant Professor in the Department of Construction Management at East Carolina University (ECU) in Greenville, North Carolina. Dr. Forbes has over 30 years of experience in various aspects of facilities design, construction, and maintenance as well as quality/performance improvement. He has also served as an adjunct professor at Florida International University (FIU), Miami, in the College of Engineering and Computing’s Construction Management and Engineering Management programs. Dr. Forbes is a member of The Lean Construction Institute, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting knowledge and awareness of lean construction principles. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE), and served as founding president of the Construction /Division of IISE. Dr. Forbes is a senior member of the American Society for Quality ASQ). He has served as a columnist on continuous improvement in the construction industry for the ASCE publication Leadership and Management in Engineering, and as a reviewer for the ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management.

Syed M. Ahmed, PhD, is a full Professor and Chairperson of the Department of Construction Management at East Carolina University (ECU) in Greenville, North Carolina. He was an Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director in the Department of Construction Management of the College of Engineering & Computing at Florida International University (FIU) in Miami. He was also an affiliated faculty member of the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at FIU. Dr. Ahmed has over 35 years of international experience in industry, teaching, research, and consulting in the United States, Hong Kong, Pakistan, Mexico, and Jamaica. He is the author of several books and has published extensively with over 160 peer-reviewed publications in international journals and conferences in his areas of expertise. Dr. Ahmed is currently on the editorial board of more than six international journals and serves as the associate editor of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Journal of Construction Engineering & Management and the Built Environment Project and Asset Management (BEPAM) journal published by Taylor & Francis in the UK.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
ARCHITECTURE / Project Management
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Operations Research
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Quality Control
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Total Quality Management
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Production & Operations Management
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Project Management
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Construction / General