What Is Lean Construction - 1999

Gregory A. Howell1

1P.E., Director, Lean Construction Institute, Box 1003, Ketchum, ID 83340, 208/726- 9989, fax: 208/726-0699, [email protected]


The origins of lean production are reviewed and a claim made that it is a new form of production management, that is neither mass nor craft. Then the applicability of lean production in construction is considered and nature of lean construction discussed in comparison with current practice.


Lean construction, lean production, production management



Howell, G. A. 1999. What Is Lean Construction - 1999, 7th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction , -. doi.org/

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