Understanding production management of refurbishment projects of a housing association: An exploratory case study

Sergio Kemmer, Lauri Koskela

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Abstract

This paper aims at better understanding on how the production phase of housing refurbishment projects is managed in the context of a housing association in the UK. This refers to the way that refurbishments are carried out, the typical problems faced at the construction stage, the influential factors affecting planning and control effectiveness, and the identification of the current managerial practices adopted by construction companies for managing production. Information was collected through semi-structured interviews, non-participant observations of project management meetings and works on site, and documental analysis. The information gathered was validated through a workshop involving project participants. The paper concludes presenting the good managerial practices identified and the opportunities for improvement.

LanguageEnglish
Title of host publication22nd Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction: Understanding and Improving Project Based Production, IGLC 2014
Subtitle of host publicationUnderstanding and Improving Project Based Production, IGLC 2014
PublisherThe International Group for Lean Construction
Pages651-662
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event22nd Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction: Understanding and Improving Project Based Production - Oslo, Norway
Duration: 25 Jun 201427 Jun 2014
Conference number: 22

Conference

Conference22nd Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction
Abbreviated titleIGLC 2014
CountryNorway
CityOslo
Period25/06/1427/06/14

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Kemmer, S., & Koskela, L. (2014). Understanding production management of refurbishment projects of a housing association: An exploratory case study. In 22nd Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction: Understanding and Improving Project Based Production, IGLC 2014: Understanding and Improving Project Based Production, IGLC 2014 (pp. 651-662). The International Group for Lean Construction.
Kemmer, Sergio ; Koskela, Lauri. / Understanding production management of refurbishment projects of a housing association : An exploratory case study. 22nd Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction: Understanding and Improving Project Based Production, IGLC 2014: Understanding and Improving Project Based Production, IGLC 2014. The International Group for Lean Construction, 2014. pp. 651-662
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Kemmer, S & Koskela, L 2014, Understanding production management of refurbishment projects of a housing association: An exploratory case study. in 22nd Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction: Understanding and Improving Project Based Production, IGLC 2014: Understanding and Improving Project Based Production, IGLC 2014. The International Group for Lean Construction, pp. 651-662, 22nd Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction, Oslo, Norway, 25/06/14.

Understanding production management of refurbishment projects of a housing association : An exploratory case study. / Kemmer, Sergio; Koskela, Lauri.

22nd Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction: Understanding and Improving Project Based Production, IGLC 2014: Understanding and Improving Project Based Production, IGLC 2014. The International Group for Lean Construction, 2014. p. 651-662.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

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