Evaluating Site Performance Through the TFV-Theory

Anssi Koskenvesa, Lauri Koskela

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Abstract

The objective of this paper is to evaluate how our understanding and findings change when moving from the traditional conceptual model of productivity to analyzing performance through the TFV-theory. This paper first endeavours to compare the original prescription of the traditional conceptual model of productivity and performance with TFV-theory through literature study. This comparison is carried out in the context of construction management. To investigate the differences in practice, two case study sets of data were analyzed. Performance data on each of the 27 tasks was evaluated from transformation, flow and value view. This exercise illustrates how a performance evaluation through the TFV-theory focuses, besides the transformations (T), on the delays and production rate differences (F) as well as on quality or safety performance (V). In so doing, it addresses the possible causes of poor performance, and also the related solutions. These causes and solutions remain invisible in productivity evaluations.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication19th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction
EditorsJohn Rooke, Bhargav Dave
PublisherInternational Group for Lean Construction ( IGLC )
Pages209-219
Number of pages11
Volume1
ISBN (Print)9781622768233
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event19th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction - Lima, Peru
Duration: 13 Jul 201115 Jul 2011
Conference number: 19
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Conference19th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction
Abbreviated titleIGLC2011
CountryPeru
CityLima
Period13/07/1115/07/11
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Koskenvesa, A., & Koskela, L. (2011). Evaluating Site Performance Through the TFV-Theory. In J. Rooke, & B. Dave (Eds.), 19th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction (Vol. 1, pp. 209-219). International Group for Lean Construction ( IGLC ).
Koskenvesa, Anssi ; Koskela, Lauri. / Evaluating Site Performance Through the TFV-Theory. 19th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction. editor / John Rooke ; Bhargav Dave. Vol. 1 International Group for Lean Construction ( IGLC ), 2011. pp. 209-219
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Koskenvesa, A & Koskela, L 2011, Evaluating Site Performance Through the TFV-Theory. in J Rooke & B Dave (eds), 19th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction. vol. 1, International Group for Lean Construction ( IGLC ), pp. 209-219, 19th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction, Lima, Peru, 13/07/11.

Evaluating Site Performance Through the TFV-Theory. / Koskenvesa, Anssi; Koskela, Lauri.

19th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction. ed. / John Rooke; Bhargav Dave. Vol. 1 International Group for Lean Construction ( IGLC ), 2011. p. 209-219.

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