This book collates the main research developments around Lean Construction over the past 25 years with contributions from many seminal authors in the field. It takes stock of developments since the publication of Koskela’s (1992) Application of the New Production Philosophy to Construction and, in doing so, challenges current thinking and progress. It also crystallises theoretical conceptualisations and practically situated learning whilst identifying future research challenges, agendas and opportunities for global collaborative actions.

The contributors present the development of Lean Construction as a fundamental part of improving construction productivity, quality and delivery of value to clients and users of built infrastructure. In doing so, the book introduces the reader to the foundational principles and theories that have influenced the way we now understand Lean Construction and has provided very useful insights to students, practitioners and researchers on key junctures over the last 25 years. Highlighting the key contemporary developments and using global case study material the chapters demonstrate good practice but also help introduce new thinking to both lay readers and experienced practitioners alike.

This book is essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students, researchers and practitioners with an interest in Lean Construction and construction management, providing a general understanding of the area, current state of the art knowledge as well as providing an insight into areas for future research.

part Part 1|145 pages

Lean Construction themes

chapter 1|12 pages

Theory of Lean Construction

ByLauri Koskela

chapter 2|31 pages

Lean product development and design management

ByPatricia Tzortzopoulos, Cynthia dos Santos Hentschke, Mike Kagioglou

chapter 3|9 pages

The Last Planner System

ByGlenn Ballard

chapter 4|31 pages

Production control systems for construction at the nexus of Lean and BIM

ByBhargav Dave, Rafael Sacks

chapter 5|17 pages

People and knowledge

Lean organisation
ByJohn Rooke

chapter 6|27 pages

Value generation

Bringing the customer into perspective
ByPatricia A. Tillmann, Luciana Miron

chapter 7|17 pages

Understanding waste in construction

ByCarlos Torres Formoso, Trond Bølviken, Daniela Dietz Viana

part Part 2|279 pages

Lean Construction approaches

chapter 8|14 pages

Target Value Delivery

ByGlenn Ballard

chapter 9|24 pages

Integrated Project Delivery

Basic tenets and recommendations
ByThais da C. L. Alves, William Lichtig

chapter 10|23 pages

Choosing by advantages and collaborative decision making

ByPaz Arroyo

chapter 11|21 pages

Lean Construction

A management model for interdependencies in detailed design
ByBo Terje Kalsaas

chapter 12|23 pages

Lean as an appropriate approach for managing production in refurbishment projects

BySergio Kemmer, Lauri Koskela

chapter 14|25 pages

Location-based management system now and in the future

ByOlli Seppänen

chapter 16|16 pages

The Last Planner® System as an approach for coping with the complexity of construction projects

ByTarcisio Abreu Saurin, John Rooke

chapter 17|20 pages

Framework to manage project structural complexity

Representation of the Lean Project Delivery System using a Multi-Domain-Matrix
ByAudrey Bascoul, Iris D. Tommelein, Stanislaus Tuholski

chapter 18|26 pages

Uncertainty management

A development area for Lean Construction
ByOle Jonny Klakegg, Olav Torp, Bo Terje Kalsaas, Trond Bølviken, Gøril Hannås

chapter 19|21 pages

The evolution of Lean Construction education at US-based universities

ByZofia K. Rybkowski, Lincoln H. Forbes, Cynthia C. Y. Tsao

chapter 20|18 pages

Challenges and opportunities for early project collaboration

ByDanilo Gomes, Patricia Tzortzopoulos