A lean way of design and production for healthcare construction projects

Sergio Kemmer, Lauri Koskela, Stelios Sapountzis, Ricardo Codinhoto

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Abstract

As a consequence of the lack of solid conceptual foundation, the project management concepts and techniques usually applied within the construction sector are fragmented and have proved to be incapable of solving the complex problems of design management. As a result, healthcare providers have become frustrated with the outcomes such as cost and schedule overruns, accidents, less than expected quality and inadequate functionality. However, an investigation of successful healthcare projects reveals that new approaches have been developed to tackle such problems. This study uses recent data based on six construction projects. The idea is demonstrate how successful projects are dealing with the integration between design, production, and operations, through an appropriate approach to the management of production systems. The paper aims to assist the different parties of the AEC industry to better understand how practices applied into design phase could support the efficiency in the management of production systems.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventGlobal Health Infrastructure - Challenges for the next decade, Delivering innovation, demonstrating the benefits - Manchester, UK United Kingdom
Duration: 26 Sep 201128 Sep 2011

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ConferenceGlobal Health Infrastructure - Challenges for the next decade, Delivering innovation, demonstrating the benefits
CountryUK United Kingdom
CityManchester
Period26/09/1128/09/11

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    Kemmer, S., Koskela, L., Sapountzis, S., & Codinhoto, R. (2011). A lean way of design and production for healthcare construction projects. Paper presented at Global Health Infrastructure - Challenges for the next decade, Delivering innovation, demonstrating the benefits, Manchester, UK United Kingdom.