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Bertelsen, S, Henrich, G, Koskela, LJ and Rooke, JA 2007, Construction physics , in: 15th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction, July 2007, Michigan State University, East Lansing.

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Abstract

At the 14th annual conference in the International Group for Lean Construction in 2006 the authors presented the concept of construction as a process being fed by a number of flows out of which one is the critical one deciding the speed with which the process takes place. This contribution takes the idea further and sets out by discussing production in general and the underlying mental flow models associated with this understanding. It then suggests a new model for the understanding of the nature of project production with a focus on all the flows feeding this complex process. It continues by discussing the nature of the flows and at the same time looks at the impact of their variability at the project level. And finally it looks at the present tools for project management and their suitability in a process understanding of the project where particularly the nature of Last Planner is discussed.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Themes: Built and Human Environment
Schools: Schools > School of the Built Environment > Centre for Built Environment Sustainability and Transformation (BEST)
Journal or Publication Title: Proceedings of the 15th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction
Refereed: Yes
Funders: Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
Depositing User: JA Rooke
Date Deposited: 08 May 2013 11:22
Last Modified: 29 Oct 2015 01:15
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/29157

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