Model for Integrated Production and Quality Control: Implementation and Testing Using Commercial Software Applications

José Villamayor Ibarra1, Carlos Torres Formoso2, Cicero Lima3, Alexandre Mourão4 & Angela Saggin5

1Civil Engineer, Master Student, Building Innovation Research Unit (NORIE), Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil, josevillamayor86@gmail.com
2Ph.D., Professor, Building Innovation Research Unit (NORIE), Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil. Phone +55 51 33083518, formoso@ufrgs.br
3R&D Manager, C. Rolim Engenharia, Fortaleza, CE, Brazil, cicero@crolim.com.br
4Technical Director, C. Rolim Engenharia, Fortaleza, CE, Brazil, alexandre@crolim.com.br
5Lean&Green Coordinator, C. Rolim Engenharia, Fortaleza, CE, Brazil, angela@crolim.com.br

Abstract

The literature has pointed out that a major problem in quality management systems is the lack of integration with production control. In fact, very often a task is considered to be completed in short-term control, but no quality checking has been performed. The aim of this research work is to propose a model for production control that integrates task completion and quality control, with the support of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). It is built on a previous version of the model, which was strongly based on the Last Planner System®. Thus, the model was further developed and tested through the use of commercial software packages, which has also enabled the use of BIM for visualizing control data. Besides monitoring quality conformance and the completion of tasks, the model can also be used for measuring some types of waste, such as making-do and unfinished work. Two empirical studies were developed in construction sites located in Brazil. In this paper, some of the results obtained from the instantiation of the model are briefly presented, as well as some suggestions for future research on this topic.

Keywords

Production control, quality control, unfinished work, informal work, making-do.

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Ibarra, J.V. , Formoso, C.T. , Lima, C. , Mourão, A. & Saggin, A. 2016, 'Model for Integrated Production and Quality Control: Implementation and Testing Using Commercial Software Applications' In:, 24th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction. Boston, USA, 20-22 Jul 2016.

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