https://doi.org/10.24928/2021/0142

Monitoring of Linguistic Action Perspective During Online Weekly Work Planning Meetings

Fabián Retamal1, Luis A. Salazar2, Luis F. Alarcón3 & Paz Arroyo4

1MSc Student, Department of Construction Engineering and Management, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Researcher – GEPUC, Santiago, Chile, +56 2 2354 7165, [email protected], orcid.org/0000-0002-6554-5576
2PhD Candidate, Department of Construction Engineering and Management, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Assistant Profesor, Construction Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Universidad. Andres Bello, Santiago, Chile, +56 2 2661 8346, [email protected], orcid.org/0000-0001-7339-8935
3Professor, Department of Construction Engineering and Management, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile, +56 2 2354 7165, [email protected], orcid.org/0000-0002-9277-2272
4Quality Leader, DPR Construction, San Francisco, CA 94111, USA, [email protected], orcid.org/0000- 0002-8098-8172

Abstract

There is a need to improve construction productivity through project planning and control. In this study, the authors measured and analyzed the Key Indicators for Linguistic Action Perspective (LAP) in the Last Planner® System (LPS) through the Lean Implementation Plan (LIP) research method. This research was carried out for four high rise construction projects in different Colombian cities. Some of the most notable results were that the positive LAP indicators increased in three of the four projects during the first five weeks of intervention. In addition, there was a positive trend for all the projects regarding the LAP indicators in the long term. Furthermore, the percentage of plan completed (PPC) stabilized in all projects, improving the level of LPS maturity. The research was successful even though it was performed using online intervention due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Finally, the authors propose future research that focuses on finding other patterns, adding additional variables to the study, and analyzing projects with different characteristics and in other countries.

Keywords

Linguistic action perspective, Last Planner® System, lean implementation, case study

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Retamal, F. , Salazar, L. A. , Alarcón, L. F. & Arroyo, P. 2021, 'Monitoring of Linguistic Action Perspective During Online Weekly Work Planning Meetings' In:, Proc. 29th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction (IGLC). Lima, Peru, 14-16 Jul 2021. pp 433-442

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