Integration of lean construction considerations into design process of construction projects

Min An, Ismawi Bin Haji Md Yusof, Mahsa Heidar Barghi

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The design phase in the life cycle of a construction project contributes significantly to the performance of a project. The poor outcomes from the design phase in the construction project development process are considered as the major contributors to project delay, poor performance, and budget overrun. All of these affect the overall project performance. It is the aim of this study to innovate a design process model to improve the performance of design process where conventional design processes would not be effectively or efficiently applied. The adaptation of lean principles with the identification of wastes in design process and identification of enablers in design process are evaluated. The innovative design process model presented in this paper is developed based on the core enabler that can be used to eliminate the identified waste.
There are 15 wastes identified and the set-based concurrent engineering (SBCE) is considered in the core enabler of the design process model.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAssociation of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM)
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 31st Annual Conference
PublisherAssociation of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM)
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)978-0-9552390-9-0
Publication statusPublished - 9 Sept 2015
EventARCOM, 31st Annual Conference - Lincoln, United Kingdom
Duration: 7 Sept 20159 Sept 2015


ConferenceARCOM, 31st Annual Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • Design Process
  • Enablers
  • Lean Consideration
  • Project Life Cycle


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