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Biography

Lauri Koskela joined the University of Huddersfield in October 2014 when he was nominated Professor of Construction and Project Management. Previously he worked at the University of Salford as Professor of Lean, Theory Based Project and Production Management. Prior that he was involved in applied research at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland.

Since 1991, Lauri has been involved in research on lean construction. His research has focused especially on the theories of production management as well as project management, underlying lean construction. Since 2005, he has researched theory of design. He has promoted the view that design theorizing started already in Antiquity, with the method of analysis (from geometry) and rhetoric as the first models of design by analogy. It is contended by him that these two models still provide a superior understanding on design.

Lauri is a founding and continuously active member of the International Group for Lean Construction.

With more than 12,000 citations according to Google Scholar, Lauri is one of the most cited scholars in construction management and allied fields.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Lean construction
  • Target value design
  • Visual management
  • Construction product management
  • Design management
  • Theory of design
  • Theory of production
  • Relevance of managerial research

Research Degree Supervision

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Projects

Research Output

Open Access
  • Deploying Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing in Construction

    Talebi, S., Koskela, L., Tzortzopoulos Fazenda, P., Kagioglou, M. & Krulikowski, A., 1 Apr 2020, In : Buildings. 10, 4, 31 p., 62.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Improving Building Design Processes and Design Management Practices: A Case Study

    Pikas, E., Koskela, L. & Seppänen, O., 1 Feb 2020, In : Sustainability (Switzerland). 12, 3, 18 p., 911.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Lean Construction and BIM in Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) in Construction: A Systematic Literature Review

    Tezel, A., Taggart, M., Koskela, L., Tzortzopoulos, P., Hanahoe, J. & Kelly, M., 1 Feb 2020, In : Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering. 47, 2, p. 186-201 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
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  • Activities

    • 20 Oral presentation
    • 1 Hosting an academic visitor

    Nuria Forcada

    Saeed Talebi (Host), Lauri Koskela (Host)
    26 Mar 201927 Mar 2019

    Activity: Hosting a visitor typesHosting an academic visitor

    Transition from Engineer-to-Order (EtO) to Assembly-to-Order (AtO) in Civil Infrastructure Projects: An Exploration of the Highways Supply Chain

    Algan Tezel (Speaker), Jonathan Gosling (Speaker), Maneesh Kumar (Speaker), Lauri Koskela (Speaker)
    5 Jul 2017

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

    Shared Understanding in Construction: A Conceptual Synthesis

    Danilo Gomes (Speaker), Lauri Koskela (Speaker), Clarissa Biotto (Speaker), Saeed Talebi (Speaker), Ergo Pikas (Speaker)
    26 Jan 2017

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

    A consideration of Boundary Objects as a means of Integrating Design and Construction - A Case Study

    Clarissa Biotto (Speaker), Michail Kagioglou (Speaker), Lauri Koskela (Speaker), Patricia Tzortzopoulos (Speaker)
    26 Jan 2017

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

    Exploring the Recurrent Problems in the Last Planner Implementation on Construction Projects

    Lauri Koskela (Speaker)
    7 Feb 2015

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

    Press / Media

    Lauri Koskela’s Lean Construction Views, Advice, and Predictions

    Lauri Koskela

    12/09/17

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment