Lean Design Management Applied to Concrete Structures for Retaining Aqueous Liquids: A Redesign Process Model to Portuguese Design Companies

Luis Viega Mendonca1 & Peter McDermott2

1Research Center for the Built and Human Environment, University of Salford, Salford, M5 4WT, UK.
2Research Center for the Built and Human Environment, University of Salford, Salford, M5 4WT, UK.

Abstract

This paper refers to the need of reengineering the design process in Portugal. It’s a paper that derives from a research project (course of advanced study and research for the degree of PhD, in the University of Salford) to redesign the process management of Portuguese construction design companies. Nowadays, the companies present design projects with poor construction details, long cycle times and low profits. We don’t see long-time partnerships, which could generate synergies and would allow a knowledge management approach. The research project intends to create, initially, a more generalist model, which may be applied to design projects in general, and a more specific one, to the design of reinforced concrete liquid retaining structures.

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Mendonca, L.V. & McDermott, P. 2000, 'Lean Design Management Applied to Concrete Structures for Retaining Aqueous Liquids: A Redesign Process Model to Portuguese Design Companies' In:, 8th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction. Brigthon, UK, 17-19 Jul 2000.

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