https://doi.org/10.24928/2018/0514

The Review of Rework Causes and Costs in Housing Construction Supply Chain

Mehdi Shahparvari1 & Daniel Fong2

1PhD Student, Division of Construction, Property & Surveying, School of Engineering and the Built Environment. London South Bank University, SE1 0AA, United Kingdom, +44 (0) 77 53 444 327, shahparm@lsbu.ac.uk
2Associate Professor, Division of Construction, Property & Surveying, School of the Built Environment and Architecture, London South Bank University, SE1 0AA, United Kingdom, fongd@lsbu.ac.uk

Abstract

Rework in construction projects can cause significant waste of cost and time. Within lean construction practice, rework minimisation is of most interest among project managers. However, less attention has been paid to investigating rework reduction or avoidance in the housing supply chain. Given the increasing costs incurred due to rework generation, innovative approaches to reduce and avoid rework throughout the housing supply chain has never been more urgently required. Elaborating the root causes of rework is essential as it clearly highlights the role of various supply chain contributors. This paper investigates the root causes of rework in construction projects in general and in housing projects in particular. More specifically, the impact of rework on the entire housing supply chain will be explained.

Keywords

Rework reduction, Housing Construction, Lean Construction, Housing Supply Chain, Lean Strategies.

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Reference

Shahparvari, M. & Fong, D. 2018, 'The Review of Rework Causes and Costs in Housing Construction Supply Chain' In:, 26th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction. Chennai, India, 18-20 Jul 2018. pp 1375-1384

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