A conceptual framework for the prescriptive causal analysis of construction waste

Carlos Torres Formoso, Trond Bølviken, John Rooke, L. Koskela

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Abstract

An initial step towards a prescriptive theory (a set of concepts) to inform the elimination of waste on construction projects. The ultimate intention is to identify the most important types and causes of waste in construction and outline the principal causal relations between them. This is not a straightforward process: The relationships form a complex network of chains and cycles of waste. Waste is defined as the use of more resources than needed, or an unwanted output from production. A conceptual schema of Previous Production Stage > Production Waste > Effect Waste is proposed and applied to the causal analysis of two major types of waste: material waste and making do.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of IGLC 23 - 23rd Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction: Global Knowledge - Global Solutions
PublisherThe International Group for Lean Construction
Pages454-462
Number of pages9
Volume2015-January
ISBN (Electronic)9780987455796
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event23rd Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction - Perth, Australia
Duration: 28 Jul 201531 Jul 2015
Conference number: 23

Conference

Conference23rd Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction
Abbreviated titleIGLC 23
CountryAustralia
CityPerth
Period28/07/1531/07/15

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    Formoso, C. T., Bølviken, T., Rooke, J., & Koskela, L. (2015). A conceptual framework for the prescriptive causal analysis of construction waste. In Proceedings of IGLC 23 - 23rd Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction: Global Knowledge - Global Solutions (Vol. 2015-January, pp. 454-462). The International Group for Lean Construction.