Lean construction tools and techniques

Glenn Ballard, Iris Tommelein, Lauri Koskela, Greg Howell

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Lean work structuring is process design integrated with product design and extends in scope from an entire production system down to the operations performed on materials and information within that system. Lean work structuring differs from work breakdown structure (a technique of traditional, non-lean project management) in the functions it performs and the questions it answers, which include (also see Ballard, 1999): in what chunks will work be assigned to specialists? 2 how will work chunks be sequenced? when will different chunks of work be done?

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDesign and Construction
Subtitle of host publicationBuilding in Value
EditorsRick Best, Gerard de Valence
PublisherRoutledge, Taylor & Francis Group
Number of pages29
ISBN (Electronic)9781136411663, 9780080491080
ISBN (Print)0750651490, 9780750651493, 9781138155572
Publication statusPublished - 5 Sep 2002
Externally publishedYes


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