Use of Virtual Design and Construction, and Its Inefficiencies, from a Lean Thinking Perspective

Proceedings of the 23rd Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction, Perth, Australia, July 29-31, 2015

10 Pages Posted: 7 Apr 2017

See all articles by Maria G Mandujano R

Maria G Mandujano R

MARO Consulting

Luis Alarcón

Pontifical Catholic University of Chile - Department of Construction Engineering and Management

John Kunz

Stanford University

Claudio Mourgues

Pontifical Catholic University of Chile - Department of Construction Engineering and Management

Date Written: July 29, 2015

Abstract

In recent years, the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry has broadly expanded the use of Virtual Design and Construction (VDC), particularly Building Information Modeling (BIM). However, this use is not always well planned and defined by the companies, which introduces inefficiencies in their VDC use.

This research explores the literature to identify examples of waste in VDC from a Lean Construction perspective, and proposes VDC practices and Lean methods to reduce this waste.

The exploratory research found examples of 8 waste types in the use of VDC: Non-value added processing, Motion (excess), Inventory (excess), Waiting Overproduction, Employee knowledge (unused), Transportation/Navigation, and Defects.

Keywords: VDC, BIM, Lean, Waste

JEL Classification: A00

Suggested Citation

Mandujano R, Maria G and Alarcón, Luis and Kunz, John and Mourgues, Claudio, Use of Virtual Design and Construction, and Its Inefficiencies, from a Lean Thinking Perspective (July 29, 2015). Proceedings of the 23rd Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction, Perth, Australia, July 29-31, 2015, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2946328

Maria G Mandujano R (Contact Author)

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Luis Alarcón

Pontifical Catholic University of Chile - Department of Construction Engineering and Management ( email )

Vicuña Mackenna 4860
Macul, Santiago 7820436
Chile

John Kunz

Stanford University ( email )

Stanford, CA 94305
United States

Claudio Mourgues

Pontifical Catholic University of Chile - Department of Construction Engineering and Management ( email )

Vicuña Mackenna 4860
Macul, Santiago 7820436
Chile

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