Effects of Lean Work Organization and Industrialization on Workflow and Productive Time in Housing Renovation Projects

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Abstract

This paper presents work aimed at improved organization and performance of production in housing renovation projects. The purpose is to explore and demonstrate the potential of lean work organization and industrialized product technology to improve workflow and productive time.
The research included selected case studies that have been found to implement lean work organization and industrialized product technology in an experimental setting. Adjustments to the work organization and construction technology have been implemented on site. The effects of the adjustments have been measured and were reviewed with operatives and managers. The data have been collected and analyzed, in comparison to traditional settings.
Two projects were studied. The first case implied am application of lean work organization in which labor was reorganized redistributing and balancing operations among operatives of different trades. In the second case industrialized solution for prefabricated installation of prefabricated roofs. In both cases the labor productivity increased substantially compared to traditional situations. Although the limited number of cases, both situations appeared to be representative for other housing projects. This has led to conclusions extrapolated from both cases applicable to other projects, and contribution to the knowledge to improve production in construction.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 24th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction
Pages63-72
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event24th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction - Boston, United States
Duration: 19 Jul 201624 Jul 2016
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Conference

Conference24th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction
Abbreviated titleIGLC 2016
CountryUnited States
CityBoston
Period19/07/1624/07/16
Internet address

Keywords

  • lean methods
  • productive time
  • workflow
  • housing renovation
  • industrialization

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