Lean Construction in Civil Engineering and Project Management: Case Study Analysis of UT Arlington College Park
American Journal of Civil Engineering
Volume 3, Issue 3, May 2015, Pages: 70-74
Received: Mar. 12, 2015; Accepted: Apr. 3, 2015; Published: Apr. 14, 2015
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Ashwin Amarshi Maru, L.E.College, Civil engineering department, Saurashtra University, Rajkot, State: Gujarat, India
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Abstract
Lean development method, which has been applied extensively in the manufacturing industry, holds enormous potential for the construction industry as well. Projects in the construction segments are complex with both financial level and work level risks. This research critically analyzes the benefits in using lean methods in construction. The lean construction management called the Last Planner System is applied here. The research uses a case study methodology, the case study of UT Arlington College Park Constructions are selected. The Last Planner system and its techniques are applied to Case Study. The benefits of the Last Planner implementation are proved by the recorded PPC value before and after implementation of the last planner system. The PPC values increased. This research concludes that Last Planner system must be further investigated for benefits in Civil Engineering and Project Management, and also recommends it use in Construction Projects.
Keywords
Lean Construction, Last Planner System, LPS, Production Management, Project Management, PPC
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Ashwin Amarshi Maru, Lean Construction in Civil Engineering and Project Management: Case Study Analysis of UT Arlington College Park, American Journal of Civil Engineering. Vol. 3, No. 3, 2015, pp. 70-74. doi: 10.11648/j.ajce.20150303.13
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