https://doi.org/10.24928/2021/0151

Evaluation of Lean Principles in Building Maintenance Management

Isabela S. Dragone1, Clarissa N. Biotto2 & Sheyla M. B. Serra3

1Graduate Student, Civil Engineering Department, Federal University of Sao Carlos (UFSCar), Brazil, [email protected], orcid.org/0000-0001-8945-5754
2Post-Doctoral Researcher, Postgraduate Programme of Civil Engineering, Federal University of Sao Carlos (UFSCar), Brazil, [email protected], orcid.org/0000-0002-2433-6735
3Professor, Civil Engineering Department, Federal University of Sao Carlos (UFSCar), Brazil, [email protected], orcid.org/0000-0002-9508-976X

Abstract

Buildings do not usually receive the necessary maintenance during their use, which may cause serious accidents. Building maintenance is essential for ensuring the project’s planned performance, safety, and functionality during the phase of use and occupation, which are ensured by the maintenance management. However, with the increasing complexity of buildings, the traditional maintenance management methods have become outdated. The lean mentality is shown as a viable alternative since it is possible to apply it in building maintenance through its principles and practices. The research strategy adopted was the case study carried out in a building maintenance company. A lean maintenance checklist was created, composed of 46 practices grouped in the five lean principles, which support identifying the level of lean maintenance deployed in the activities and processes of building maintenance management adopted by the company.

Keywords

Lean construction, lean maintenance, building maintenance management, construction industry.

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Reference

Dragone, I. S. , Biotto, C. N. & Serra, S. M. B. 2021, 'Evaluation of Lean Principles in Building Maintenance Management' In:, Proc. 29th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction (IGLC). Lima, Peru, 14-16 Jul 2021. pp 13-22

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