Project Pull Planning Based on Location: From Construction to Design

Clarissa Biotto, Mike Kagioglou, Lauri Koskela, Patricia Tzortzopoulos, Sheyla Serra

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Abstract

Construction project management is known for being fragmented and disconnected between the stages of design, supply and construction. Lean construction has a variety of well known production planning and control methods that may be used to integrate and improve the information flow between these stages. These methods and techniques include location-based tools and the Last Planner System (LPS). However, the combined use of location-based tools with the LPS to allow an entire project, including the design, supply and construction, to be pull planned, has not been described in the literature. This paper presents results of one study in which location-based planning tools were deployed to pull the project planning from construction to design. The study is part of a doctoral thesis which used the design science research as a mode to produce new knowledge. The main contribution of the paper is the model to develop a location-based project management including the use of the LPS in construction, supply and design. The model enables project managers to have a holistic view of the project plan, and structure it as a pull flow from construction to design, reducing work-in-progress and batch sizes between stages, and improving the information flow among project stakeholders.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 30th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction (IGLC30)
PublisherThe International Group for Lean Construction
Pages599-610
Number of pages12
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 1 Aug 2022
Event30th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction - Edmonton, Canada
Duration: 25 Jul 202231 Jul 2022
Conference number: 30
https://iglc2022.com/

Publication series

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

Conference

Conference30th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction
Abbreviated titleIGLC 2022
Country/TerritoryCanada
CityEdmonton
Period25/07/2231/07/22
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