Using the IKEA model and virtual prototyping technology to improve construction process management
Li, Heng, Guo, Hongling, Skibniewski, Miroslaw J., & Skitmore, Martin (2008) Using the IKEA model and virtual prototyping technology to improve construction process management. Construction Management and Economics, 26(9), pp. 991-1000.
Learning from manufacturing industries is a useful approach to improving the productivity of the construction industry and to solve problems arising from construction processes. Through the use of Virtual Prototyping (VP) technology, the lean production process engaged in the IKEA business model (IKEA model) is studied and implemented in a real-life construction project. Specifically, based on the analysis of the IKEA model, this paper presents how the IKEA model can be applied to optimize construction processes and simplify management activities. Finally, a case study is analyzed to demonstrate the improvement of construction process management through using the VP-IKEA approach.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||IKEA model, site operations, virtual prototyping|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > BUILDING (120200) > Building Construction Management and Project Planning (120201)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > BUILDING (120200) > Quantity Surveying (120203)
|Divisions:||Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Urban Development
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2008 Taylor & Francis|
|Copyright Statement:||This is an electronic version of an article published in [Construction Management and Economics 26(9):pp. 991-1000.]. [Construction Management and Economics] is available online at informaworldTM with http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01446190802290477|
|Deposited On:||13 Oct 2008|
|Last Modified:||29 Feb 2012 13:50|
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