chapter  8
54 Pages

Lean Construction

ByZofia K. Rybkowski, Lincoln H. Forbes

Lean project delivery (LPD) or Lean construction-a project delivery philosophy that aims to reduce waste and add value using continuous improvement in a culture of respect-was developed to address many of the productivity problems currently plaguing the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) sector. The purpose of this chapter is to provide an overview of the challenges the sector is currently facing, a brief history of the emergence of lean construction as a countermeasure response to these challenges, and principles, tools, and processes typically implemented during LPD.