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Critical Flow – Towards a Construction Flow Theory

Bertelsen, Sven, Koskela, Lauri, Henrich, Guilherme and Rooke, John (2006) Critical Flow – Towards a Construction Flow Theory. In: Proceedings IGLC-14, July 2006, Santiago, Chile. IGLC, pp. 31-40.

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This paper introduces the concept of Construction Physics as a more comprehensive way of understanding the construction process from a flow perspective. It establishes a preliminary definition of the term and investigates briefly the present knowledge, flow models and methods for their management. From this it argues that the state of the art does not fully cover the whole process and proposes a holistic view of the flow of all prerequisites feeding the process. It introduces the key term Critical Flow and concludes by recommending areas that should be investigated as a joint IGLC research, development and testing programme.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: Paper presented at 14th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction, 25-27 July 2006, Ponteficia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile.
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TH Building construction
Schools: School of Art, Design and Architecture
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Depositing User: Sharon Beastall
Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2015 11:12
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2021 17:47


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