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The significance of lean principles to achieve rapid construction

Yahya, Muhamad Azani and Mohamad, Mohamad Ibrahim (2009) The significance of lean principles to achieve rapid construction. In: National Postgraduate Conference on Engineering and Science, 2009, Universiti Teknologi Petronas, Malaysia.

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This research is conduct as an attempt to answer the question of adopting lean principles to achieve rapid construction. The general approach within lean construction is to make the construction process as it is normally undertaken on the construction site and leaner by reducing non-value generating activities. The reason on why the lean principles are used into rapid construction is to solve the chronicle and congested activities within the time frame of the rapid construction projects. Five principles of lean were made into comparison in the review of three case studies. In many applications of construction technology, the use of Rapid Construction method components significantly decreased the construction time required for the project. From this research, the lean principles signified that it can be adopted in rapid construction projects. The most significant benefit has been seen in areas where systems have been using it repeatedly. The sharing benefits from lean principles into rapid construction are the shorten of order fulfillment leading times, less project downtime, more innovation and true reduce the chronicle predecessor. This research has also identified eight critical factors of integrating lean with rapid construction that are proven successful which are; 1) planning it right, 2) understanding the whole life construction cycle in non price factor view,3) utilize knowledge and expertise,4) integrate the team by working with the end to end supply chain in an integrated manner,5) understand the end to end process, 6) measure performance to include reporting in your own performance, 7) training and 8) benchmarking.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:lean principles, rapid construction, significant, process flow, eliminate waste
Subjects:T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions:Civil Engineering
ID Code:16051
Deposited By: Mrs Liza Porijo
Deposited On:13 Oct 2011 14:34
Last Modified:14 Jun 2017 02:48

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