Understanding the Interaction Between Virtual Design, Construction and Lean Construction

Maria Guadalupe Mandujano Rodriguez, Luis F. Alarcón Cardenas, Bhargav Dave, Claudio Mourgues, Lauri Koskela

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Abstract

There have been important advances regarding the synergies between Building Information Modeling (BIM) – as part of Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) – and Lean Construction. However, the literature does not fully explore the nature of these synergies nor the conceptual reasons behind them. This better understanding of these synergies would allow the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry to achieve better Lean and VDC implementations and would provide a stepping-stone for the academia to continue building on these synergies. This article presents a thorough literature review based on leading international journals, conference proceedings and books, to explore the synergies between Lean Construction and VDC, including BIM (product), process and organization modeling. As part of this review, the article tests mechanisms about interaction mechanisms, previously mentioned in the literature. The findings indicate that using the entire VDC framework, the positive interactions between Lean and VDC increased significantly with respect to the same analysis restricted to the interaction between Lean and BIM. Identifying these new interactions and interaction mechanisms can help the AEC industry take a more holistic approach and generate improvements in every project phase.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 29th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction (IGLC).
Subtitle of host publicationLean Construction in Crisis Times: Responding to the Post-Pandemic AEC Industry Challenges
EditorsL.F. Alarcon, V.A. Gonzalez
Place of PublicationLima
PublisherThe International Group for Lean Construction
Pages107-115
Number of pages9
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 9 Jul 2021
Event29th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction - Virtual
Duration: 14 Jul 202117 Jul 2021
Conference number: 29
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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

Conference29th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction
Abbreviated titleIGLC2021
CityVirtual
Period14/07/2117/07/21
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