Lean Construction and Sustainability through IGLC Community: A Critical Systematic Review of 25 Years of Experience

Sarhan, Saad and Elnokaly, Amira and Pasquire, Christine and Pretlove, Stephen (2018) Lean Construction and Sustainability through IGLC Community: A Critical Systematic Review of 25 Years of Experience. In: Proceedings 26th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction (IGLC), 18th to 20th July, Chennai, India.

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Abstract

It has been argued that Lean Construction (LC) offers the conceptual basis and the appropriate methods and tools needed for helping the construction industry meet the challenges of sustainable development. Since 1998, a growing body of knowledge has been emerging from the IGLC community, in relation to synergies between LC and Sustainability. Both seek to reduce waste and maximise value, but through different approaches and perspectives. The most common mistake, however, is a tool-focused framework for integration, which overlooks the conceptual differences between these two initiatives. The aim of this study, therefore, is to review the progress made in understanding the linkages and inconsistencies between the two initiatives, through conducting a critical systematic literature review (SLR) and synthesising the findings of ‘LC and Sustainability’ studies published in IGLC conferences over the past 25 years. The findings of the study provide an overview of previous studies about the topic, reveal major limitations in approaches to LC and Sustainable Construction (SC), and divulge significant opportunities for further work that remain unexplored.

Keywords:Lean Construction, Sustainability, Green, Value, Waste
Subjects:K Architecture, Building and Planning > K130 Architectural Technology
K Architecture, Building and Planning > K220 Construction Management
K Architecture, Building and Planning > K100 Architecture
K Architecture, Building and Planning > K200 Building
H Engineering > H713 Production Processes
K Architecture, Building and Planning > K210 Building Technology
K Architecture, Building and Planning > K990 Architecture, Building and Planning not elsewhere classified
Divisions:College of Arts > School of Architecture & Design > School of Architecture & Design (Architecture)
ID Code:31836
Deposited On:30 Jul 2018 09:10

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