https://doi.org/10.24928/2021/0106

A Review of Components and Configurations of Survey Research in Lean Construction

Kayvan Koohestani1, Mani Poshdar2, Sara Moayedi3, Patricia Tzortzopoulos4, Saeed Talebi5 & Vicente A. González6

1Freelance Researcher, Iran, [email protected], orcid.org/0000-0002-9988-3688
2Lecturer, Built Envir. Engrg. Dept., Auckland Univ. of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand, [email protected], orcid.org/0000-0001-9132-2985
3PhD Student, School of Art, Design and Architecture, University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, HD1 3DH, UK, [email protected], orcid.org/0000-0003-4349-6934
4Professor, School of Art, Design and Architecture, University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, HD1 3DH, UK, [email protected], orcid.org/0000-0002-8740-6753
5Sr Lecturer, School of Engineering and the Built Environment, Birmingham City University, Birmingham, UK, [email protected], orcid.org/0000-0001-6711-0931
6Sr Lecturer, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Founder and Research Lead Smart Digital Lab, The University of Auckland, 20 Symonds Street, Auckland, New Zealand, [email protected], orcid.org/0000-0003-3408-3863

Abstract

The reliability of research is substantially linked with its methodology and design. The use of surveys is one of the methods that has been commonly used in research projects. Therefore, identifying the active state and classification of the mechanisms used by the survey studies can help increase the quality of future research. Accordingly, this study reviews the survey literature on Lean Construction to identify their common components along with their configurations. To achieve this goal, a total number of seventy studies were randomly sampled from the publications pool and reviewed. Afterwards, their bibliographic and content characteristics were extracted and analysed and a total of seven common components as well as three dominant configurations were found. Through a thematic analysis, twelve main themes were identified which were further sorted by their observed frequency. The result shows the relationship between the themes and the configurations applied by the studies so far. It also discloses an overall status of the survey research in Lean Construction which can be used as a valuable lead for researchers to decide for the orientation and design of their future research projects.

Keywords

Lean construction, literature review, research, survey

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Koohestani, K. , Poshdar, M. , Moayedi, S. , Tzortzopoulos, P. , Talebi, S. & González, V. A. 2021, 'A Review of Components and Configurations of Survey Research in Lean Construction' In:, Proc. 29th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction (IGLC). Lima, Peru, 14-16 Jul 2021. pp 239-248

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