The introduction of lean thinking in construction, and the achieved benefits, is prompting companies to adopt Lean Design. This research aims proposes improvements to the flow of information in the design of housing enterprises according to the Lean Thinking principles (LT). The companies’ lack of knowledge about its own design processes hinders the identification of activities that do not add value, and it brings about the question “how to minimize the waste generated in the construction companies’ design process?” This research uses the lean tool Value Stream Mapping (VSM) to represent and analyze information throughout the elaboration of vertical multi-familiar housing projects. The method adopted to achieve the goal, includes a case study in a construction company that uses lean principles and is implementing Lean Design, and data analysis. The results highlight the current and future/ideal VSMs, with suggestions for improvements in the analyzed process.
Architecture, Value Stream Mapping.