Lean construction, building information modelling and sustainability

Koskela, Lauri J., Owen, Robert L., & Dave, Bhargav (2010) Lean construction, building information modelling and sustainability. In ERACOBUILD Workshop on BIM and Lean, 15-16 April 2010, Malmö, Sweden.


This paper investigates the mutual relations of three current drivers of construction: lean construction, building information modelling and sustainability. These drivers are based on infrequently occurring changes, only incidentally simultaneous, in their respective domains. It is contended that the drivers are mutually supportive and thus synergistic. They are aligned in the sense that all require, promote or enable collaboration. It is argued that these three drivers should be implemented in a unified manner for rapid and robust improvements in construction industry performance and the quality of the constructed facilities and their benefits for stakeholders and wider society.

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ID Code: 71044
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Lean Construction, Building Information Modelling, Sustainability
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > Institutes > Institute for Future Environments
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 [Please consult the author]
Deposited On: 01 Oct 2015 23:24
Last Modified: 09 Oct 2015 13:44

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