Application of Lean Construction Principles to Enhance the Construction Performance and Flow

Conference paper


Madanayake, U. (2015). Application of Lean Construction Principles to Enhance the Construction Performance and Flow. The 4th World Construction Symposium- Sustainable Development in the Built Environment: Green Growth and Innovative Directions. Galadari Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka 12 - 15 Jun 2015 Building Economics and Management Research Unit, Department of Building Economics, University of Moratuwa, 2015.
AuthorsMadanayake, U.
TypeConference paper
Abstract

Lean thinking has now become a radical philosophy that has permeated and expanded in to several sectors other than just manufacturing. The concept of Lean thinking evolves the optimization of work flow related functions and the possible outcomes with its contribution to sustainable construction. Correspondingly, application of lean theories and principles in to construction sector has the potential to improve the quality of work, aggravate the function related effectiveness, minimize the cost components/ waste and increase the overall profit in both strategic and operational levels. Apparently, it appears that the lean techniques have immensely contributed for many possible cost reductions compared with the traditional project management techniques. However, few barriers for the implementation of lean principles are also on the contrary. The research aims to investigate the effects of Lean Construction applications while identifying the prevailing barriers related to the same. The research has exploited qualitative methods to explore the aforementioned research question. This paper presents an exploratory study from extent literature, predominantly based on a case study of a project management organisation whereas the arguments were strengthened and underpinned by the formation of a conceptual framework to explore the contribution of implementing lean construction techniques in sustainable construction. The research findings would ultimately help different stakeholders on applying lean theories in to practice.

KeywordsIntegrated Project Delivery System, Last Planner, Lean Construction, Lean Manufacturing
Year2015
JournalBuilt Environment and Asset Management (BEPAM)
PublisherBuilding Economics and Management Research Unit, Department of Building Economics, University of Moratuwa, 2015
Web address (URL)https://2015.ciobwcs.com/
Accepted author manuscript
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CC BY 4.0
File Access Level
Open
Publication dates
Print12 Jun 2015
Publication process dates
Accepted27 May 2015
Deposited12 Nov 2019
Web address (URL) of conference proceedingshttps://2015.ciobwcs.com/
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