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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.

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Abstract

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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ID Code: 15094
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: IKEA model, site operations, virtual prototyping
DOI: 10.1080/01446190802290477
ISSN: 0144-6193
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 23:50

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