A Lean Management Approach for Power Plant Construction Projects: Wastes Identification and Assessment

Mehdi Rashid1 & Gholamreza Heravi2

1CEM Graduate Student, School of Civil Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran. E-mail: mmehdirashid@ut.ac.ir
2Assistant Professor, School of Civil Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran. E-mail: heravi@ut.ac.ir

Abstract

This research addresses wastes in construction and erection processes in power plant projects. The main paper objectives are identification and assessment of the wastes, mainly in power plant projects. Accordingly, seven main groups of wastes are introduced and subdivided to 42 common wastes, and based on an opinion survey the most important and common wastes in power plant construction projects are identified and assessed. Moreover, importance of wastes in common and valuable compounded work packages and activities in construction and erection processes are investigated. Finally, some recommendations for reducing critical wastes in valuable work package are presented. The findings of this research could be used in power plant projects or any other construction projects for identification, assessment, and reduction of the wastes in construction processes.

Keywords

Value, Waste, Lean management, Lean construction, Power plant project, Waste in construction processes, Last planner system

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Reference

Rashid, M. & Heravi, G. 2012, 'A Lean Management Approach for Power Plant Construction Projects: Wastes Identification and Assessment' In:, Tommelein, I.D. & Pasquire, C.L., 20th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction. San Diego, USA, 18-20 Jul 2012.

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