Process transparency on construction sites: Examples from construction companies in Brazil

Algan Tezel, Lauri J. Koskela, Patricia Tzortzopoulos-Fazenda, Carlos T. Formoso, Thais Alves, Barros Neto, Daniela Viana, Bruno Mota

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Abstract

Process transparency is the core concept in Visual Management (VM), which is one of the founding blocks of the Toyota Production System. This paper presents the preliminary results of a collaborative research conducted between Brazil and the UK, as part of a research effort focused on the application of Visual Management in construction. How process transparency is realized on construction sites is the main research question of the paper. The use of this concept and the implementation of the transparency theory were investigated through multiple case studies, carried out in nine different construction companies. The findings are explained through six theoretical transparency increasing appro aches. The affecting parameters in the application of, the management's percep tion of and several methods in process transparency in construction were identified. Further work, especially exploring the functions of process transparency on c onstruction sites and reflecting the worker perception of the issue, is necessary to elaborate the process transparency concept.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication18th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction, IGLC 18
Subtitle of host publicationWhat Do We Think and What Do We Know? - Challenging Lean Construction Thinking
PublisherThe International Group for Lean Construction
Pages296-305
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event18th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction - Haifa, Israel
Duration: 14 Jul 201016 Jul 2010
Conference number: 18

Conference

Conference18th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction
Abbreviated titleIGLC'18
CountryIsrael
CityHaifa
Period14/07/1016/07/10

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Tezel, A., Koskela, L. J., Tzortzopoulos-Fazenda, P., Formoso, C. T., Alves, T., Neto, B., ... Mota, B. (2010). Process transparency on construction sites: Examples from construction companies in Brazil. In 18th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction, IGLC 18 : What Do We Think and What Do We Know? - Challenging Lean Construction Thinking (pp. 296-305). The International Group for Lean Construction.