Improving value generation in the design process of industrial projects using CAVT

Leonardo Rischmoller, Luis F. Alarcón, Lauri Koskela

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This paper presents research results that describe how value generation can be improved in the design process of industrial projects when using computer advanced visualization tools (CAVT). The CAVT concept definition, prior studies about impacts of CAVT, and why they are not sufficient are presented in the paper, supporting the assertion that the extensive attention to technology instead of to the context of technology application and the lack of a conceptual framework has prevented some prior research about CAVT impacts to truly focus in ideas about how to improve engineering and construction processes. Combining production theory and lean construction principles with information technology (IT), a framework for understanding the impacts of CAVT developed as part of the research is proposed. Illustration of the use of the framework in a case study and research validation activities leads to analytic generalization of the research results.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)52-60
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Management in Engineering
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2006
Externally publishedYes
Event14th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction - Santiago, Chile
Duration: 25 Jul 200627 Jul 2006
Conference number: 14


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