Development of an Experimental Waste Framework Based on Bim/Lean Concept in Construction Design

S. Mollasalehi, A. Fleming, Saeed Talebi, J. Underwood

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Abstract

The construction industry faces many problems and challenges especially with the construction of housing which are due to the high level of non-value-adding activities (waste) that reduce the overall construction performance and productivity. In recent years, there have been investigations and research on improving the performance of construction. Lean construction is widely known as an effective process which aims to maximise customer value and the efficiency of the project by eliminating non-value-adding activities or waste. Moreover, the Building Information modelling (BIM) concept has been recognised as a collaborative process which aims to improve the overall project performance through its tools' capabilities. This paper intends to study the potential effects of integrating these two concepts in order to reduce construction waste. This paper presents a framework, named an Experimental Waste Framework based on the findings of this paper to explore how an integrated BIM and Lean concept can contribute to the practicable reduction of construction waste in the design process of construction.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 24th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction
EditorsChristine L. Pasquire, Thaís da C. L. Alves, Justin M. Reginato
PublisherThe International Group for Lean Construction
Pages193-202
Number of pages10
Volume1
ISBN (Print)9780997737622
Publication statusPublished - 20 Jul 2016
Event24th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction: On the Brink of Lean Revolution - Boston, United States
Duration: 18 Jul 201624 Jul 2016
Conference number: 24
http://iglc2016.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/2016-07-16-IGLC-Conference-Program.pdf (Link to Conference Programme)

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction
PublisherThe International Group for Lean Construction
ISSN (Print)2309-0979

Conference

Conference24th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction
Abbreviated titleIGLC 2016
CountryUnited States
CityBoston
Period18/07/1624/07/16
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    Mollasalehi, S., Fleming, A., Talebi, S., & Underwood, J. (2016). Development of an Experimental Waste Framework Based on Bim/Lean Concept in Construction Design. In C. L. Pasquire, T. da C. L. Alves, & J. M. Reginato (Eds.), Proceedings of the 24th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction (Vol. 1, pp. 193-202). (Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction). The International Group for Lean Construction. http://iglc.net/Papers/Details/1280