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A lean way of design and production for healthcare construction projects

Kemmer, S, Koskela, LJ, Sapountzis, S and Codinhoto, R 2011, A lean way of design and production for healthcare construction projects , in: Global Health Infrastructure - Challenges for the next decade, Delivering innovation, demonstrating the benefits, 26 - 28 September , Manchester, UK.

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    Abstract

    As a consequence of the lack of solid conceptual foundation, the project management concepts and techniques usually applied within the construction sector are fragmented and have proved to be incapable of solving the complex problems of design management. As a result, healthcare providers have become frustrated with the outcomes such as cost and schedule overruns, accidents, less than expected quality and inadequate functionality. However, an investigation of successful healthcare projects reveals that new approaches have been developed to tackle such problems. This study uses recent data based on six construction projects. The idea is demonstrate how successful projects are dealing with the integration between design, production, and operations, through an appropriate approach to the management of production systems. The paper aims to assist the different parties of the AEC industry to better understand how practices applied into design phase could support the efficiency in the management of production systems.

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Design management, implementation, lean philosophy.
    Themes: Built and Human Environment
    Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of the Built Environment > Salford Centre for Research & Innovation (SCRI)
    Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of the Built Environment
    Journal or Publication Title: HaCIRIC 11 Conference proceedings
    Publisher: HaCIRIC. Imperial College, Tanaka Business School
    Refereed: Yes
    Depositing User: Stelios Sapountzis
    Date Deposited: 14 Oct 2011 15:43
    Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 18:14
    URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/18380

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