Critical flow – towards a construction flow theory
Bertelsen, S, Koskela, LJ, Henrich, G and Rooke, JA 2006, Critical flow – towards a construction flow theory , in: 14th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction, 25-27 July 2006, Ponteficia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile.
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This paper introduces the concept of Construction Physics as a more comprehensive way of understanding the construction process from a flow perspective. It establishes a preliminary definition of the term and investigates briefly the present knowledge, flow models and methods for their management. From this it argues that the state of the art does not fully cover the whole process and proposes a holistic view of the flow of all prerequisites feeding the process. It introduces the key term Critical Flow and concludes by recommending areas that should be investigated as a joint IGLC research, development and testing programme.
|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Critical flow, construction physics, flow management, theory, variability.|
|Themes:||Subjects / Themes > T Technology > TS Manufactures > TS155-194 Production management. Operations management|
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|Schools:||Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of the Built Environment|
Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of the Built Environment > Salford Centre for Research & Innovation (SCRI)
|Journal or Publication Title:||Proceedings of the 14th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction|
|Depositing User:||LJ Koskela|
|Date Deposited:||21 Jun 2010 11:20|
|Last Modified:||27 Sep 2011 12:20|
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