Lean and Agile Construction Project Management: As a Way of Reducing Environmental Footprint of the Construction Industry


Sertyesilisik B.

OPTIMIZATION AND CONTROL METHODS IN INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING AND CONSTRUCTION, vol.72, pp.179-196, 2014 (Refereed Journals of Other Institutions) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 72
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/978-94-017-8044-5_11
  • Title of Journal : OPTIMIZATION AND CONTROL METHODS IN INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING AND CONSTRUCTION
  • Page Numbers: pp.179-196

Abstract

Construction industry effects the environment through its outputs and its process (i.e. causing CO2 emissions, exploitation of raw materials, energy consumption). There is need to reduce its environmental footprint of the construction industry with the help of efficient and effective construction project management, where possible benchmarking with management principles and applications in manufacturing industry. Such a key concept originated and adapted from manufacturing industry is lean and agile construction which can contribute to the reduction of environmental footprint of the construction industry, enabling especially reduction in waste, increasing value added activities. For this reason, this chapter focuses on the construction project management with respect to the agility and leanness perspective. It provides an indepth analysis of the whole project life cycle phases based on lean and agile principles.