Overcoming the Challenges facing Lean Construction Practice in the UK Contracting Organizations

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/620965
Title:
Overcoming the Challenges facing Lean Construction Practice in the UK Contracting Organizations
Authors:
Bashir, Abubakar M.; Suresh, Subashini ( 0000-0001-5266-128X ) ; Oloke, David A.; Proverbs, David G.; Gameson, Rod
Abstract:
Despite the benefits realized from Lean construction practice over the past two decades, the uptake of the Lean concept in the UK seems to be sparse. The UK contracting organizations engaged in Lean construction practice are faced with challenges that need to be addressed to facilitate wider application of Lean concepts so as to gain its benefits. The purpose of the study is to investigate the challenges facing the application of Lean principles in the UK construction industry with a view to proposing solutions that could be used to address the challenges. A qualitative research approach was adopted and semi-structured interviews were conducted with Lean construction practitioners working with 10 contracting organizations in the UK. The study identified 10 different challenges across the organizations that participated in the research and discovered 13 strategies that could be used to overcome the challenges. Findings from this study will lead to a better understanding of the challenges facing Lean construction practice in the UK so that further research could be done on how each challenge could be addressed. The findings could also help practitioners in addressing the different challenges they face in their Lean construction endless journey and facilitate Lean construction practice in the UK
Citation:
Overcoming the Challenges facing Lean Construction Practice in the UK Contracting Organizations 2015, 4 (1) International Journal of Architecture, Engineering and Construction
Publisher:
International Association for Sustainable Development and Management
Journal:
International Journal of Architecture, Engineering and Construction
Issue Date:
1-Mar-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/620965
DOI:
10.7492/IJAEC.2015.002
Additional Links:
http://www.iasdm.org/journals/index.php/ijaec/article/view/230
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1911110X; 19111118
Appears in Collections:
FSE

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorBashir, Abubakar M.en
dc.contributor.authorSuresh, Subashinien
dc.contributor.authorOloke, David A.en
dc.contributor.authorProverbs, David G.en
dc.contributor.authorGameson, Roden
dc.date.accessioned2017-12-07T15:03:04Z-
dc.date.available2017-12-07T15:03:04Z-
dc.date.issued2015-03-01-
dc.identifier.citationOvercoming the Challenges facing Lean Construction Practice in the UK Contracting Organizations 2015, 4 (1) International Journal of Architecture, Engineering and Constructionen
dc.identifier.issn1911110X-
dc.identifier.issn19111118-
dc.identifier.doi10.7492/IJAEC.2015.002-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/620965-
dc.description.abstractDespite the benefits realized from Lean construction practice over the past two decades, the uptake of the Lean concept in the UK seems to be sparse. The UK contracting organizations engaged in Lean construction practice are faced with challenges that need to be addressed to facilitate wider application of Lean concepts so as to gain its benefits. The purpose of the study is to investigate the challenges facing the application of Lean principles in the UK construction industry with a view to proposing solutions that could be used to address the challenges. A qualitative research approach was adopted and semi-structured interviews were conducted with Lean construction practitioners working with 10 contracting organizations in the UK. The study identified 10 different challenges across the organizations that participated in the research and discovered 13 strategies that could be used to overcome the challenges. Findings from this study will lead to a better understanding of the challenges facing Lean construction practice in the UK so that further research could be done on how each challenge could be addressed. The findings could also help practitioners in addressing the different challenges they face in their Lean construction endless journey and facilitate Lean construction practice in the UKen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherInternational Association for Sustainable Development and Managementen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.iasdm.org/journals/index.php/ijaec/article/view/230en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to International Journal of Architecture, Engineering and Constructionen
dc.subjectChallengesen
dc.subjectcontracting organizationsen
dc.subjectlean construction practiceen
dc.subjectstrategiesen
dc.titleOvercoming the Challenges facing Lean Construction Practice in the UK Contracting Organizationsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalInternational Journal of Architecture, Engineering and Constructionen
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