A Systemic Approach to the Concept of Value and Its Effects on Lean Construction

Sara Maia1, Mariana Lima2 & José de Paula Barros Neto3

1Undergraduate Student, Department of Architecture and Urbanism, Universidade Federal do Ceará, sara_cm88@hotmail.com
2Architect, M.Sc., Department of Structure and Construction Engineering (www.deecc.ufc.br), Universidade Federal do Ceará, Campus Universitário do Pici, Bloco 710, CEP 60455-760, Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil, Phone +55 85 3366-9607, marimxl@yahoo.com.br
3Professor, Department of Structure and Construction Engineering (www.deecc.ufc.br), Universidade Federal do Ceará, Campus Universitário do Pici, Bloco 710, CEP 60455-760, Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil, Phone +55 85 3366-9607, jpbarros@ufc.br

Abstract

The concept of value, besides holding a relevant position in several areas of knowledge, has occupied, through Lean and TFV theory, an equally important role on construction. However, there can be observed a lack of systematic and sufficiently comprehensive studies regarding the value in academic production on Lean Construction. This study aims at developing a solid and coherent theoretical background for the concept through a wide literature review, not only in the field of Lean Construction, but from a systemic approach in several areas of knowledge. The results achieved point to new guidelines that can help to overcome discussions about the term. This paper also outlines the possible consequences of the current way of thinking about value in the field of sustainability and ethical responsibility.

Keywords

Value, Lean Thinking

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Maia, S. , Lima, M. & Neto, J.D.P.B. 2011, 'A Systemic Approach to the Concept of Value and Its Effects on Lean Construction' In:, Rooke, J. & Dave, B., 19th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction. Lima, Peru, 13-15 Jul 2011.

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