https://doi.org/10.24928/2021/0124

Understanding the Interaction Between Virtual Design, Construction and Lean Construction

Maria Guadalupe Mandujano Rodriguez1, Luis Fernando Alarcon2, Bhargav A. Dave3, Claudio Mourgues4 & Lauri Koskela5

1CEO, MARO Consulting, Huejutla de Reyes, Hidalgo, Mexico, Phone +52-789-89-609-69, [email protected], orcid.org/0000-0002-3588-2002
2Professor of Civil Engineering, Dept. of Construction Engineering and Management, Pontifica Universidad Católica de Chile, Escuela de Ingeniería, Casilla 360, Correo 22, Santiago de Chile, Phone (56 2) 2354-4201, [email protected], orcid.org/0000-0002-9277-2272
3Senior Researcher, Dept. of Computing, Aalto Univ., Espoo 02150, Finland, Phone +358-50-4364717, [email protected], orcid.org/0000-0003-4228-506X
4Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering, Dept. of Construction Engineering and Management, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Escuela de Ingeniería, Casilla 360, Correo 22, Santiago de Chile, Phone (56 2) 2354-4245, [email protected], orcid.org/0000-0001-6706-2255
5Professor, School of Art, Design, and Architecture, Univ. of Huddersfield, Huddersfield HD1 3DH, UK, Phone: +44-01484-472892, [email protected], orcid.org/0000-0003-4449-2281

Abstract

There have been important advances regarding the synergies between Building Information Modeling (BIM) – as part of Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) – and Lean Construction. However, the literature does not fully explore the nature of these synergies nor the conceptual reasons behind them. This better understanding of these synergies would allow the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry to achieve better Lean and VDC implementations and would provide a stepping-stone for the academia to continue building on these synergies. This article presents a thorough literature review based on leading international journals, conference proceedings and books, to explore the synergies between Lean Construction and VDC, including BIM (product), process and organization modeling. As part of this review, the article tests mechanisms about interaction mechanisms, previously mentioned in the literature. The findings indicate that using the entire VDC framework, the positive interactions between Lean and VDC increased significantly with respect to the same analysis restricted to the interaction between Lean and BIM. Identifying these new interactions and interaction mechanisms can help the AEC industry take a more holistic approach and generate improvements in every project phase.

Keywords

Lean construction, collaboration, BIM, VDC, synergy

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Reference

Rodriguez, M. G. M. , Alarcon, L. F. , Dave, B. A. , Mourgues, C. & Koskela, L. 2021, 'Understanding the Interaction Between Virtual Design, Construction and Lean Construction' In:, Proc. 29th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction (IGLC). Lima, Peru, 14-16 Jul 2021. pp 107-115

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