Critical Flow – Towards a Construction Flow Theory

Sven Bertelsen, Lauri Koskela, Guilherme Henrich, John Rooke

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Abstract

This paper introduces the concept of Construction Physics as a more comprehensive way of understanding the construction process from a flow perspective. It establishes a preliminary definition of the term and investigates briefly the present knowledge, flow models and methods for their management. From this it argues that the state of the art does not fully cover the whole process and proposes a holistic view of the flow of all prerequisites feeding the process. It introduces the key term Critical Flow and concludes by recommending areas that should be investigated as a joint IGLC research, development and testing programme.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication14th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction
PublisherThe International Group for Lean Construction
Pages31-40
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2006
Externally publishedYes
Event14th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction - Santiago, Chile
Duration: 25 Jul 200627 Jul 2006
Conference number: 14

Conference

Conference14th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction
Abbreviated titleIGLC-14
CountryChile
CitySantiago
Period25/07/0627/07/06

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    Bertelsen, S., Koskela, L., Henrich, G., & Rooke, J. (2006). Critical Flow – Towards a Construction Flow Theory. In 14th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction (pp. 31-40). The International Group for Lean Construction.