Guidelines for Practice and Evaluation of Sustainable Construction Sites: A Lean, Green and Wellbeing Integrated Approach

Iuri Aragão de Vasconcelos1, Luis Felipe Cândido2, Luiz Fernando Mählmann Heineck3 & José de Paula Barros Neto4

1Master Degree at Federal University of Ceará (UFC), Brazil, iuriav.ufc@gmail.com
2Master Degree at Federal University of Ceará (UFC), Brazil, iuriav.ufc@gmail.com
3Master Degree at Federal University of Ceará (UFC), Brazil, iuriav.ufc@gmail.com
4Master Degree at Federal University of Ceará (UFC), Brazil, iuriav.ufc@gmail.com

Abstract

Sustainability is addressed through the triple bottom line concept, bringing together economic, environmental and social issues, related management actions and their impacts for better building sites. Lean concepts are incorporated into the economic side of the model, while a new concept – wellbeing – expands the social pillar. Green attributes render themselves naturally to the environmental part of the triple bottom line approach. A model to evaluate how and in what degree lean, green and wellbeing concepts are being applied in site layout managing is developed using Design Science Research (DSR) propositions. This procedure is tested in three different sites in the city of Fortaleza, in the Brazilian northeast region. Results point out that the model artifact obtained through DSR is capable of synthesizing a huge number of variables both in terms of possible management actions and in terms of their sustainability outcomes. Graphical displays help to guide how sustainability might improve over time, either evaluating individual sites against their previous records or benchmarking different building projects.

Keywords

Sustainability, triple bottom line, lean construction, green, wellbeing, performance evaluation.

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Vasconcelos, I.A.D. , Cândido, L.F. , Heineck, L.F.M. & Neto, J.D.P.B. 2015, 'Guidelines for Practice and Evaluation of Sustainable Construction Sites: A Lean, Green and Wellbeing Integrated Approach' In:, Seppänen, O., González, V.A. & Arroyo, P., 23rd Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction. Perth, Australia, 29-31 Jul 2015. pp 773-782

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