Lean Design Management in a Major Infrastructure Project in UK

Bruno Mota, Clarissa Biotto, Athar Choudhury, Simon Abley, Michail Kagioglou

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Abstract

Lean Design Management (LDM) is a response from the lean construction community to overcome the chaotic design process in the AEC industry. Many tools, processes and methods were adapted to the context of design with limited success. This paper presents the use and adaptation of different lean design tools and processes in two phases of a major infrastructure project in the UK. The project is the new high-speed railway to be the backbone of the UK transport network, and it is considered Europe’s largest infrastructure project. The lean design implementation occurred in a Joint-Venture (JV) that had been awarded the main works civils contracts. This paper also compares the results of combined use of adapted last planner in phase 1 and adapted design structure matrix in phase 2, and identifies some of the practical challenges and benefits of the implementation of lean design management. The main contribution of this paper is the contextualisation of different project organisational structures and its influence on the success of the LDM tools implementation. Moreover, a common result for both phases is the enhancement of project communication, collaboration, and transparency of information for planning and control of the project activities.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 27th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction (IGLC)
EditorsC. Pasquire, F.R. Hamzeh
PublisherThe International Group for Lean Construction
Pages37-48
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9781510899278
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 5 Jul 2019
Event27th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction - Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 3 Jul 20195 Jul 2019
Conference number: 27
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Publication series

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

Conference

Conference27th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction
Abbreviated titleIGLC2019
CountryIreland
CityDublin
Period3/07/195/07/19
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    Mota, B., Biotto, C., Choudhury, A., Abley, S., & Kagioglou, M. (2019). Lean Design Management in a Major Infrastructure Project in UK. In C. Pasquire, & F. R. Hamzeh (Eds.), Proceedings of 27th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction (IGLC) (pp. 37-48). (Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction). The International Group for Lean Construction. https://doi.org/10.24928/2019/0251