A critical review of lean construction for cost reduction in complex projects

Leong Sing Wong, Mohammed Elhaj Alsoufi Mohammed Ahmed

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Abstract

Many countries started to apply lean construction and get benefits of lean construction techniques that can reduce project cost in construction industry, particularly for complex projects. In addition, last planner lean construction techniques started to be widely used instead of current traditional planning techniques for the purpose of decreasing the variation in the processes. Importantly, reducing variation in the project processes can help improve performance and make significant cost savings. Moreover, processes should optimize predictability and facilitate team work and effective communication among participants. In the current scenario, lean construction techniques are not reviewed for complex projects. This paper aims to perform a critical review of lean construction for complex projects.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)707-720
Number of pages14
JournalJordan Journal of Civil Engineering
Volume12
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 01 Jan 2018

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Cost reduction
Construction industry
Costs
Planning
Communication

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  • Civil and Structural Engineering

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Wong, Leong Sing ; Ahmed, Mohammed Elhaj Alsoufi Mohammed. / A critical review of lean construction for cost reduction in complex projects. In: Jordan Journal of Civil Engineering. 2018 ; Vol. 12, No. 4. pp. 707-720.
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