Saffaro Trescastro Rodrigues Schramm Formoso heineck_prototyping Contprototyping Contributions for Production Management in Constructionributions for Production Management in construction.pdf

Fernanda A. Saffaro1, Marcel G. Trescastro2, Alana A. Rodrigues3, Fábio K. Schramm4, Carlos T. Formoso5 & Luiz F. Heineck6

1M.Sc, Assistant Professor at the Civil Engineering Department, State University of Londrina. Ph.D. Candidate at the Postgraduate Program in Civil Engineering, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil. saffaro@uel.br
2Architect, M.Sc., Building Innovation Research Unit - NORIE, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. 3castro@via-rs.net
3Civil Engineer, M.Sc. Candidate at the Building Innovation Research Unit - NORIE, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. alana.rodrigues@gmail.com
4M.Sc., Assistant Professor at the Federal University of Pelotas, Ph.D. Candidate at the Building Innovation Research Unit – NORIE, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, “Este link externo ir? abrir em nova janela” fabioks@ufpel.edu.br
5Associate Professor, Building Innovation Research Unit – NORIE, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, formoso@ufrgs.br
6Professor, Postgraduate Program in Production Engineering, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil, heineck@deps.ufsc.br

Abstract

The uncertain nature of construction requires the use of tools that generate useful information and support decision making in each phase of the product development process (PDP). Experimentation techniques have been adopted by other industrial sectors with the aim of supporting product development, especially due to the existing uncertainty and risk. However, those techniques have been poorly used in construction, especially in the study of production processes at building sites. This paper describes three studies that were carried out in construction companies with the aim of investigating the role of two experimentation techniques, FRS and on-line learning, and also the requirements for their implementation. The results suggest that these techniques can be used to understand work methods and to establish standard operation elements. The production constraints did not allow the standard work to be fully adopted and interrupted the continuity of the cycle observation–reflection– action that could create in-depth knowledge on work methods. The paper discusses the requirements for establishing an appropriate environment in order to increase the prototyping contributions for creating an in-depth knowledge on work-methods.

Keywords

Prototyping, first run study, standard-operation

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Saffaro, F.A. , Trescastro, M.G. , Rodrigues, A.A. , Schramm, F.K. , Formoso, C.T. & Heineck, L.F. 2006, 'Saffaro Trescastro Rodrigues Schramm Formoso heineck_prototyping Contprototyping Contributions for Production Management in Constructionributions for Production Management in construction.pdf' In:, 14th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction. Santiago, Chile, 1-. pp 421-429

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