Kemmer, S., Koskela, Lauri, Sapountzis, Stelios and Codinhoto, Ricardo (2011) A lean way of design and production for healthcare construction projects. In: HaCIRIC International Conference 2011, 26-28th September 2011, The Lowry Hotel, Manchester. (Unpublished)

As a consequence of the lack of solid conceptual foundation, the project management concepts and
techniques usually applied within the construction sector are fragmented and have proved to be
incapable of solving the complex problems of design management. As a result, healthcare providers have become frustrated with the outcomes such as cost and schedule overruns, accidents, less than expected quality and inadequate functionality. However, an investigation of successful healthcare projects reveals that new approaches have been developed to tackle such problems. This study uses recent data based on six construction projects. The idea is demonstrate how successful projects are dealing with the integration between design, production, and operations, through an appropriate approach to the management of production systems. The paper aims to assist the different parties of the AEC industry to better understand how practices applied into design phase could support the
efficiency in the management of production systems.

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