University of Salford research report for the Highways Agency : Horizon Scanning 2020

Fleming, AJ ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2660-6524 2015, University of Salford research report for the Highways Agency : Horizon Scanning 2020 , Project Report, Highways England, Highways England Specialist Knowledge Compendium.

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Abstract

This report serves to expose the reader to current research in Lean Construction related fields to identify areas of potential future research. The report does not purport to be exhaustive in this regard, instead curating and highlighting those areas that merit further attention. The methodology adopted for the report first involved the researcher attending the most recent International Group for Lean Construction (IGLC) conference in Oslo in 2014 to gain an overall view of the research currently being conducted. The researcher then reviewed the proceedings. The review was then extended to the three IGLC conferences held in 2011 through to 2013. This enabled the researcher to identify the categories of research topic and their popularity as a trend over time. This highlighted the topics that are well served by research and those topics that are less well served. The topic that was least popular in terms of research papers submitted was Health and Safety. The report follows this finding up with Ian Nowosielski, Senior Health and Safety Advisor, Highways England.

The next section of the report provides a more in depth review and commentary of the IGLC 2014 conference including the Industry Day and Academic Conference. The section is structured in alignment with the themes of IGLC 2014. The author consulted Professor Lauri Koskela for guidance with this section to gain his view on important emerging research themes. The section highlights Target Value Design, Takt Time Planning, Choosing by Advantages, Trust and Lean, Health and Safety as well as commenting on the difficulties of extending organization wide an understanding of the Lean philosophy, to this end Lean games are considered as a potential tool to enable this. Another consideration being that increased focus on applying Lean on downstream activities and processes could be explored more fully. The report concludes with a series of recommendations for further work.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Contributors: Fleming, AJ (Author)
Schools: Schools > School of the Built Environment > Centre for Urban Processes, Resilient Infrastructures & Sustainable Environments
Publisher: Highways England
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Funders: Highways England
Depositing User: AJ Fleming
Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2019 10:14
Last Modified: 28 Mar 2019 13:01
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/50721

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