Implementation of lean construction concept among contractors in Malaysia

Ahmad Jeni, Mohamad Luthfi and Akasah , Zainal Abidin (2013) Implementation of lean construction concept among contractors in Malaysia. In: International Conference on Engineering and Built Environment 2013 (ICEBE 13'), 19-20 November 2013, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi.

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Abstract

Malaysian construction industry is growing rapidly at the moment. In conjunction of this expanding, fresh and innovative methods have been introduced to enhance the management of the project. Lean construction as discussed and debated by previous researchers is measured as a theory or approach that needs to be introduced within the construction industry, especially to increase the sector's productivity level through the taking away of activities and actions deemed as being wastage in the construction procedure or process. The objectives of this research are to summarize the lean construction concept in a comprehensible model, to assess the awareness of the lean construction concept among local contractors and finally to identify the potential barriers of implementing the lean construction in Malaysia. At the end of the study, the result gained are the beneficial information on the awareness of the industrial players especially contractors and designers regarding the concept of lean construction as well as the level of it implementation in the Malaysian construction industry.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:lean construction; implementation of lean construction; potential barrier; construction industry
Subjects:T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA401-492 Materials of engineering and construction. Mechanics of materials
Divisions:Faculty of Engineering Technology > Department of Civil Engineering Technology
ID Code:4563
Deposited By:Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Deposited On:02 Jan 2014 12:42
Last Modified:21 Jan 2015 15:41

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