Implementing Takt Planning and Takt Control Into Residential Construction

Joonas Lehtovaara1, Iina Mustonen2, Petteri Peuronen3, Olli Seppänen4 & Antti Peltokorpi5

1Doctoral Candidate, Department of Civil Engineering, Aalto University, Finland, [email protected]
2 Site Engineer, Fira Oy, Finland, [email protected]
3Production Engineer, Fira Oy, Finland, [email protected]
4Professor of Practice, Department of Civil Engineering, Aalto University, Finland, [email protected]
5Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Aalto University, Finland, [email protected]


This study addresses the suitability of takt planning and takt control (TPTC) for the interior phase in residential construction projects. The purpose is to gain understanding on how to best implement TPTC in residential construction. The study was conducted as a qualitative case study, by investigating TPTC implementation for the interior phase in a residential construction project in Finland. The initial motivation for takt implementation was to achieve better flow efficiency and radically shortened production duration. The analysis was based on 14 interviews, site observation, data from digital control tools and workshops, and aimed to identify lessons learned as well as required future development actions in TPTC implementation. The findings indicate that TPTC is well suitable for the interior phase and even in the first pilot project it substantially reduced the project duration. However, certain barriers, as well as enablers, were identified in both planning and control phases, which can be adopted as a basis for continuous development. For example, more detailed planning of wagons and tighter collaboration between all the project participants should be considered. The study represents the category of applied research and has implications for achieving the full potential of takt planning and control in the future.


Takt planning, takt control, lean construction, residential construction



Lehtovaara, J. , Mustonen, I. , Peuronen, P. , Seppänen, O. & Peltokorpi, A. 2019, 'Implementing Takt Planning and Takt Control Into Residential Construction' In:, Proc. 27th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction (IGLC). Dublin, Ireland, 3-5 Jul 2019. pp 417-428

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