https://doi.org/10.24928/2018/0521

Integration Enabled by Virtual Design & Construction as a Lean Implementation Strategy

Leonardo Rischmoller1, Dean Reed2, Atul Khanzode3 & Martin Fischer4

1Business Analyst, DPR Construction, 1450 Veterans Boulevard, Redwood City, CA 94063, USA, [email protected]
2Lean/Integration Advocate, DPR Construction, 1450 Veterans Boulevard, Redwood City, CA 94063, USA, [email protected]
3Technology and Innovation Leader, DPR Construction, 1450 Veterans Boulevard, Redwood City, CA 94063, USA, [email protected]
4Kumagai Professor of Engineering and Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Director, Center for Integrated Facility Engineering (CIFE), Stanford University, Stanford, CA, [email protected]

Abstract

This theory paper probes the intersections of Lean, Mass Production and conventional Construction, Lean Construction, the Simple Framework for Integrating Project Delivery model, and Virtual Design and Construction (VDC). The authors argue that Toyota recognized that integration was necessary to achieve the goal of global optimization in design and production and that this imperative confronts Lean Construction today. They briefly describe the Simple Framework for Integrating Project Delivery as a system model to achieve the high level of integration required to deliver a valuable, highperforming building. Then they focus on how VDC fits within and enables the Simple Framework model, explaining each element of VDC and how project teams can leverage it to consistently deliver high-performing buildings.

Keywords

Theory, production, Lean Construction, Simple Framework for Integrating Project Delivery, Virtual Design &Construction

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Reference

Rischmoller, L. , Reed, D. , Khanzode, A. & Fischer, M. 2018, 'Integration Enabled by Virtual Design & Construction as a Lean Implementation Strategy' In:, 26th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction. Chennai, India, 18-20 Jul 2018. pp 240-249

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