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Exploring the Synergy Between Lean Construction and Flash Track Implementation

9 pagesPublished: September 26, 2020

Abstract

Speed-driven projects require extensive planning and coordination for their successful execution within the specified time and cost. With an increasing demand for flash track execution, more efficient ways for project implementation is needed. Lean construction is having a profound impact on the construction industry, which is perceived to be suffering from cost and schedule overruns. This review paper investigates the use of various lean tools and principles in flash track projects and if there is any synergy between lean and flash track projects to improve productivity and schedule performance. Through rationalizations and with the help of case studies and theoretical evidence found in literature, eleven lean tools and eight lean principles have been analyzed for their synergy with flash track construction. The results indicate that all except one lean tool (Just in Time) and one lean principle (reduce inventory) facilitate successful implementation of flash track project.

Keyphrases: Accelerated Project Delivery, Fast Track, Flash track, Lean Construction, Lean Principles, Lean tools, speed-driven, time-sensitive projects

In: Tom Leathem (editor). Associated Schools of Construction Proceedings of the 56th Annual International Conference, vol 1, pages 283--291

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BibTeX entry
@inproceedings{ASC2020:Exploring_Synergy_Between_Lean,
  author    = {Pardis Pishdad-Bozorgi and Sooraj Kumar},
  title     = {Exploring the Synergy Between Lean Construction and Flash Track Implementation},
  booktitle = {Associated Schools of Construction Proceedings of the 56th Annual International Conference},
  editor    = {Tom Leathem},
  series    = {EPiC Series in Built Environment},
  volume    = {1},
  pages     = {283--291},
  year      = {2020},
  publisher = {EasyChair},
  bibsource = {EasyChair, https://easychair.org},
  issn      = {2632-881X},
  url       = {https://easychair.org/publications/paper/X8Bv},
  doi       = {10.29007/g7dr}}
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