Lean construction practice: culture, standardization and informatization — a case from China

Jiang, L., Zhong, H. ORCID: 0000-0001-9604-4523, Chen, J., Su, Z., Zhang, J. and Wang, X., 2019. Lean construction practice: culture, standardization and informatization — a case from China. In: C. Pasquire ORCID: 0000-0001-6344-2031 and F.R. Hamzeh, eds., Proceedings of the 27th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction (IGLC), Dublin, Ireland, 3-5 July 2019. IGLC, pp. 949-960.

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Many construction enterprises in the world are practicing lean construction and benefiting from it. China, with a big construction industry, has promoted lean concepts in recent years, but there are still obstacles in practice. The aim of this study therefore is to introduce a Chinese construction company, demonstrating some the most successful lean construction outcomes in China. A case study approach is used with whole process of the project's implementation being tracked. Data are collected from interviews, meetings and statistics. The study shows that three important aspects collaboration lead to the success of lean construction implementation. Relationships among culture, standardization and informatization are explored. The study recommends a lean culture frame of employee value and customer value integration and incentives providing. Standardization is employed as Work structuring tool to provide operability and offer the foundation to informatization. Last Planner®system (LPS) practice is aided by an hour level precision control to improve efficiency. This research presents a case for improving lean construction effectiveness in Chinese context.

Item Type: Chapter in book
Creators: Jiang, L., Zhong, H., Chen, J., Su, Z., Zhang, J. and Wang, X.
Publisher: IGLC
Date: July 2019
ISSN: 2309-0979
Divisions: Schools > School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment
Record created by: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 28 Aug 2019 10:53
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2019 10:53
URI: https://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/37506

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