The development of lean construction theory and tools promote their applications in various countries. Scholars have used case analysis and empirical research to prove the function of lean construction in waste-reduction and value-added. However, performance evaluation of lean construction project still does not have a standard or systematic measurement, and this results in less recognition of its value and more barriers of its applications in many countries. Therefore, the aim of this study is to build an effective scale for its performance evaluation and measure the success of implementing lean construction in different kinds of projects. This paper used balanced scorecard approach (not only financially and nonfinancially, but also on long-term and short-term account) to evaluate the performance of 300 construction projects which had adopted lean construction theory in China. It established evaluation index system from five dimensions and determined the weight of indicator of index system by factor analysis. Furthermore, we calculated the score of these individual projects, the results showed that index system was effective, and most of the projects with higher scores were municipal projects, constructed by state-owned enterprises or large private enterprises, which reflects good foundation of collaboration.
Lean construction, value, performance evaluation, balanced scorecard, collaboration.
Li, S. , Wu, X. , Hu, S. & Hu, B. 2015, 'Performance Evaluation of Lean Construction Projects Based on Balanced Scorecard' 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 753-762