In Time at Last-Adaption of Last Planner Tools for the Design Phase of a Building Project

Hannele Kerosuo, Tarja Mäki, Ricardo Codinhoto, Lauri Koskela, Reijo Miettinen

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Abstract

This study focuses on identifying how implementing the Last Planner System (LPS) tools can mitigate collaboration-related problems in design. The theoretical approach of the study is based on the cultural-historical activity theory (CHAT) and the data collection involved the observation of collaboration between designers in traditional design meetings and LPS meetings. How does the implementation of the Last Planner (LP) tools change the collaboration of designers? How does the temporal orientation change during LPS meetings? The implementation of the LP tools brought about positive results in our case organization. The changes in collaboration involved transitions from formal to emerging agenda, from the use of rule-based tools to the use of new tools, from reactive to proactive temporal orientation, and towards better completion of the design tasks in the design meetings. Communication between different design disciplines increased during the LPS meetings. Especially, the main designer was able to take an active role in the LPS meetings with the help of new tools. During the process, the concerns to interdependency between design disciplines increased.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 20th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction (IGLC20)
EditorsIris D. Tommelein, Christine L. Pasquire Pasquire
PublisherThe International Group for Lean Construction
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9780744217445
Publication statusPublished - 18 Jul 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event20th Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction - San Diego, United States
Duration: 17 Jul 201222 Jul 2012
Conference number: 20

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction
PublisherInternational Group for Lean Construction (IGLC)
Volume2012
ISSN (Print)2309-0979
ISSN (Electronic)2789-0015

Conference

Conference20th Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction
Abbreviated titleIGLC 2012
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego
Period17/07/1222/07/12

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