Introducing the concept of first and last value to aid lean design: learning from social housing projects In Chile

Pasquire, C. ORCID: 0000-0001-6344-2031 and Salvatierra-Garrido, J., 2011. Introducing the concept of first and last value to aid lean design: learning from social housing projects In Chile. Architectural Engineering and Design Management, 7 (2), pp. 128-138. ISSN 1745-2007

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Value for the customer through efficient production processes is a fundamental principle of Lean. In Lean Construction, Value to customers is largely delivered through project planning and control activities only. Thus, it can be argued that Lean Construction overlooks the opportunity to address Value from the early stages of a project. Aimed at improving this, Lean Design arose as a new approach for design management promoting customer and end user involvement from the early stage of projects. However, even here environmental & social issues are postponed over individual requirements. As a result, Lean potential in general skips the opportunity to address Value from a wider perspective in which the return of Value from the construction industry to society is considered. This paper proposes dividing the wider understanding of the performance of the (global) built environment from the particular (local) project requirements calling the former First Value and the latter Last Value. The theory is triangulated through observation of how a developing country (Chile) is resolving social issues through the use of the built environment. The work described develops Lean Design Management by providing a clearer vision of Value to reduce waste and aid sustainability in the built environment.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Architectural Engineering and Design Management
Creators: Pasquire, C. and Salvatierra-Garrido, J.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Date: 2011
Volume: 7
Number: 2
ISSN: 1745-2007
Divisions: Schools > School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment
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Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 11:15
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 13:54

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