Early Involvement and Integration in Construction Projects: The Benefits of DfX in Elimination of Wastes

Heikki Halttula (Corresponding Author), Harri Haapasalo, Aki Aapaoja, Samuli Manninen

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Abstract

Typical construction processes provide waste: material waste but especially process-related waste. The majority of this waste can be avoided with efficient planning in the front end of projects. The main aim is to describe how the concept of Design for Excellence (DfX) can reduce the most severe waste in construction projects. Based on a literature review of waste and requirements that aid early involvement and integration, we created a survey for analyzing and prioritizing types of waste in the construction industry. We describe how DFX reduces this waste, especially through the use of early involvement and integration. When applied, DfX creates incentives for project stakeholders to eliminate waste automatically through early involvement and integration.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)215-237
Number of pages23
JournalInternational Journal of Management, Knowledge and Learning
Volume6
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2017
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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Keywords

  • design for excellence
  • Lean
  • waste
  • early involvement
  • integration

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Early Involvement and Integration in Construction Projects : The Benefits of DfX in Elimination of Wastes. / Halttula, Heikki (Corresponding Author); Haapasalo, Harri; Aapaoja, Aki; Manninen, Samuli .

In: International Journal of Management, Knowledge and Learning, Vol. 6, No. 2, 2017, p. 215-237.

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