The design process has been widely researched and discussed within the International Group for Lean Construction (IGLC). This paper aims at exploring the research on the design process carried out during the period (1993 to 2013) of annual conferences within the IGLC community. The authors have examined all published work over this period and sorted out those considered to contribute to design process research. The annual number of publications on design process was found to have increased. An overview of all the published work is included and sorted after year according to five categories; Theory, Review, Status report, Implementation and IT-tools. The proposed categories indicate there are more practically oriented than theory based publications on the design process. In light of the findings, future studies ought to be twofold. Firstly, there is a need for further development on how to apply lean principles in design processes. Secondly, more success stories from the early majority will spread the use of the lean principles in design processes. The conclusions of this paper will lay premises for the research questions in an ongoing PhD study.
Design Process, Review, Design Management, Lean Construction, Last Planner System.
Svalestuen, F. , Lædre, O. & Lohne, J. 2014, 'Research Work on the Design Process Within the IGLC Conference' 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 1461-1472