Formulating the Work Flow Plan for Horizontal Projects - Case Study

Fernanda Aranha Saffaro1 & Edi Carlos Pires de Paula2

1Assistant Professor, Construction Department, University Campus – Rodovia Celso Gracia Cid (PR 445), Km 380, State University of Londrina, Londrina-PR, CEP 86051-990, Brazil, 43 371-4455, FAX 43 371-4082, saffaro@uel.br
2Under graduate student, University campus – Rodovia Celso Gracia Cid (PR 445), Km 380, State University of Londrina, Londrina-PR, CEP 86051-990, Brazil, 43 371-4455, FAX 43 371-4082, edicarlos@uel.br

Abstract

Recently much research has been done in the field of Production Management, focusing on the concepts and principles of Lean Construction. Regarding the topic Production Planning, some contributions are extremely important as they aim to protect production from uncertainty and also to fight variability through a new insight into the productive process. However, in the first stage of preparation of the planning process, where the formulation of the work flow plan (object of this study) takes place, there is still insufficient research, in spite of the importance of this issue for the definition of the physical flows in the building site. Regarding this issue, a case study was developed in a small construction company, aiming to clarify what the scope of a program which formulates the work flow plan would be, and also to explain how this stage of the planning process can be appended to the Production Planning and Control Model proposed by NORIE (Post-Graduation Program on Civil Engineering - Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul).

Keywords

Lean construction, work flow, physical flows, production planning and control, strategic plan.

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Reference

Saffaro, F.A. & Paula, E.C.P.D. 2002, 'Formulating the Work Flow Plan for Horizontal Projects - Case Study' In:, Formoso, C.T. & Ballard, G., 10th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction. Gramado, Brazil, 6-8 Aug 2002. pp 513-526

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