https://doi.org/10.24928/2019/0227

Improving Construction Management Practice in the Gibraltar Construction Industry

Emmanuel I. Daniel1, Daniel Garcia2, Ramesh Marasini3, Shaba Kolo 4 & Olalekan Oshodi5

1Lecturer, Department of Construction Management and the Built Environment, Solent University, Southampton. UK. emmanuel.daniel@solent.ac.uk
2BSc(Hons) Graduate, Department of Construction Management and the Built Environment, Solent University, Southampton, UK. dangarcia.official@gmail.com
3Associate Professor, Department of Construction Management and the Built Environment, Solent University, Southampton. UK. ramesh.marasini@solent.ac.uk
4 Lecturer, Department of Construction Management and the Built Environment, Solent University, Southampton. UK. shaba.kolo@solent.ac.uk
5Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, University of Johanesburge, South Africa. os.oshodi@gmail.com

Abstract

Research has shown that 57% of activities in a construction project is non-value adding (waste) which contributes to the poor performance of the sector. While other countries of the world such the USA, UK, Brazil, Nigeria and Israel among others are seeking to understand this challenge and deploy innovative ways and modern techniques to improve it, limited studies have explored factors that contribute to non-value adding activities (NVA) in the Gibraltar construction industry. The current study aims to identify the factors that contribute to NVA on construction sites in Gibraltar and to present an outlook on how this could be minimised using Last Planner System(LPS). A combination of quantative and qualitative research approaches were used. Thirtyone questionnaire responses were analysed and seven semi-structured interviews were conducted. The investigation reveals that the development of unrealistic schedules, lack of adequate training, delayed approval process and work interruption due to the community are the key factors that contribute to NVA. The study found that the suggestions offered by construction professional for minimising NVA align with some LPS principles. The study concludes that some of the current practices, could serve as justification for the introduction of LPS in the construction sector of Gibraltar.

Keywords

Last planner system, non-value adding activities, waste, workflow, Gibraltar

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Daniel, E. I. , Garcia, D. , Marasini, R. , Kolo , S. & Oshodi, O. 2019, 'Improving Construction Management Practice in the Gibraltar Construction Industry' In:, Proc. 27th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction (IGLC). Dublin, Ireland, 3-5 Jul 2019. pp 539-550

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