Lean Design Management
Edited by Stephen Emmitt
Published May 28th 2012 by Routledge – 104 pages
The fields of design management and lean construction appear to be developing independently. This volume brings together authors from four continents to argue that lean thinking should be integral to design management in the fields of architecture, engineering and construction (AEC).
The publication brings together a variety of perspectives on lean design management as experienced in Africa, South America, Australasia and Europe. Themes covered include:
The papers offer a mix of theoretical materials and empirical research findings, providing a unique insight into aspects of lean design management.
This book was published as a special issue of Architectural Engineering and Design Management.
1. Introduction: Lean Design Management 2. Layered Project–Layered Process: Lean Thinking and Flexible Solutions 3. An Empirical Study of Information Flows in Multidisciplinary Civil Engineering Design Teams using Lean Measures 4. Management of Waste in the Building Design Process: The Ghanaian Consultants’ Perspective 5. An Investigation into the Adoption of Target Costing on Brazilian Public Social Housing Projects 6. Introducing the Concept of First and Last Value to Aid Lean Design: Learning from Social Housing Projects in Chile 7. Integration of Lean Design and Design Management and its Influence on the Development of a Multidisciplinary Design Management Model for Remote Site Projects
Stephen Emmitt is Professor of Architectural Technology in the Department of Civil and Building Engineering at Loughborough University, UK. He is an architect and has written widely on design management in AEC.