Stabilizing craft labor workflow with instantaneous progress reporting

Fernanda Cruz Rios, David Grau Torrent, Rizwan Assainar, Ram Ganapathy, Jose Diosdado

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3 Scopus citations

Abstract

Stabilizing workflow is a common goal of research in lean construction, productivity, and production control methods. This study aimed to test the hypothesis that the combination of location-based work packaging and near real-Time progress reporting contributes to reducing workflow variability. Some authors agree that daily monitoring allows timely actions to correct deviations from the baseline, which can increase workflow reliability. Thus, the objective of this study is to evaluate this statement in practice. The drywall installation in a healthcare facility served as the scenario for the test study. Drywall activities were divided into multiple tasks. Tasks were associated with locations and individually monitored. Although drywall tasks with unresolved constraints with mechanical activities did experience variations, a comprehensive analysis showed that most variations of workflow were proactively reduced.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of IGLC 23 - 23rd Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction: Global Knowledge - Global Solutions
PublisherThe International Group for Lean Construction
Pages43-52
Number of pages10
Volume2015-January
ISBN (Electronic)9780987455796
StatePublished - 2015
Event23rd Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction, IGLC 2015 - Perth, Australia
Duration: Jul 28 2015Jul 31 2015

Other

Other23rd Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction, IGLC 2015
CountryAustralia
CityPerth
Period7/28/157/31/15

Keywords

  • Lean
  • Productivity
  • Project controls
  • Real-Time
  • Variability
  • Workflow

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Building and Construction
  • Civil and Structural Engineering

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