Lean Construction and Control
This course introduces students to lean principles and the lean project delivery system (LPDS) applied to the construction industry. Lean construction and lean project delivery embrace concepts and techniques originally conceived in the automobile manufacturing industry and adopted by the construction industry. In the manufacturing sector, lean production has revolutionized product manufacturing, resulting in significant gains in plant productivity, reliability, and reductions in defects. Specific concepts that will be covered in this course include Plan-Do-Check-Act continuous improvement, A3 reporting, value stream mapping, pull systems and pull planning, kanban, 5S, standardization, and the Choosing by Advantages Decisionmaking System.