This paper reports on managerial developments that a particular building company made during the last 5 years using mostly the transparency concept as advocated by lean construction. Productivity measurement is taken just as another transparency managerial action and comes after the building company reaches a state of maturity in its administrative and technological processes. It concludes by showing that wide dissemination of production and productivity information not only creates new issues for site communication and discussion, but also gives support to the perpetuation of administrative and technological developments, as long as positive outcomes are documented.
Lean construction, transparency, productivity measurement
Heineck, L.F.M. , Pereira, P.E. , Leite, M.O. , Neto, J.D.P.B. & Pinho, I.B. 2002, 'Transparency in Building Construction - A Case Study' In:, Formoso, C.T. & Ballard, G., 10th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction. Gramado, Brazil, 6-8 Aug 2002.