Analysis of Industry 4.0 Technologies from A Lean Construction Perspective


The 7th International Project and Construction Management Conference, IPCMC 2022, İstanbul, Turkey, 20 - 22 October 2022, vol.1, no.24, pp.645-655

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 1
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.645-655
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


The concept of lean production, which is the basis of lean management, was first introduced with jidoka in 1930s and emerged in the manufacturing sector. The relationship of lean production with the construction sector was established in 1992 and started to be expressed in the construction sector approximately 60 years later. It took a long time to adapt to construction practices. Although targets such as reducing waste, increasing customer satisfaction by optimizing time, cost and quality, etc. are thought to be approaches that will increase productivity for the construction sector. The term Industry 4.0 was first mentioned in 2011. Informatics and industrial applications are brought together. It has been developed in order to keep up with the changes experienced on a global scale and to provide a competitive advantage in the increasing competitive conditions. It is aimed to reduce production time, costs, increase production quantity and quality. With the development of technology, Industry 4.0 has begun to be considered together with lean construction applications since the goals of lean construction and industry 4.0 are similar. In this study, it is aimed to explain Industry 4.0 technologies and to reveal how they can benefit from lean construction with a literature study.

Keywords: construction industry, industry 4.0, lean construction, technology.