Evaluating Building Systems Based on Productions Process Management and Lean Constructions Concepts

Alberto Peixoto San Matin1 & Carlos Torres Formoso2

1Civil Engineer, M.Sc. Candidate at NORIE-UFRGS, sama@ez-poa.com.br
2Ph.D., M.Sc., Professor at NORIE-UFRGS, formoso@vortex.ufrgs.br

Abstract

Production processes have been already the main subject of many researches on construction. However, the great majority of them do not consider the new concepts introduced by the new construction paradigm, called “lean construction”. This paper presents the development and the application of a method that considers the main principles of lean construction as qualifying characteristics for the development of performance criteria for the management of construction’s production processes. The main goal of the method is to investigate the degree in which the design of building systems consider the lean construction principles through performance indicators, as well as to make possible to consider explicitly such principles in the development of new construction technologies.

Keywords

Construction technology; production processes; lean construction.

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San Matin, A.P. & Formoso, C.T. 1998, 'Evaluating Building Systems Based on Productions Process Management and Lean Constructions Concepts' In:, 6th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction. Guarujá, Brazil, 13-15 Aug 1998.

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