Exploring the Australian House Completion Time to Improve Housing Supply

Sherif Mostafa1 & Jantanee Dumrak2

1PhD Candidate, School of Natural and Built Environment, University of South Australia, City East Campus, GPO Box 2471 Adelaide, SA 5001, Australia, Sherif.mostafa@mymail.unisa.edu.au
2Staff, School of Natural and Built Environment, University of South Australia, City East Campus, GPO Box 2471 Adelaide, SA 5001, Australia, Jantanee.dumrak@unisa.edu.au

Abstract

The housing undersupply is a current issue in many capital cities in Australia. The relevant statistics to the housing shortage has been reported by the Australian government and housing industry associations. The gaps between demand and supply continuously have increased over the past years. Many factors contribute to the shortage of the Australian housing supply. One of the key factors is the house completion time. To overcome the shortage situation, it is significant to know how completion time can be improved. The completion time guarantees the time of housing delivery to house customers. In this paper, Little’s law is used to discuss the physics of the Australian house building. Additionally, capacity and sales and operations planning strategies are the focal aspects to improve the Australian house completion time.

Keywords

Australian house building, house completion time, Little’s law, capacity strategies

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Mostafa, S. & Dumrak, J. 2014, 'Exploring the Australian House Completion Time to Improve Housing Supply' In:, Kalsaas, B.T., Koskela, L. & Saurin, T.A., 22nd Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction. Oslo, Norway, 25-27 Jun 2014. pp 859-870

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