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Description - Lean Design Management by Stephen Emmitt

The fields of design management and lean construction appear to be developing independently. This volume brings together a number of papers 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 from authors located in four continents; Africa, South America, Australasia and Europe. Themes covered include: ' Lean thinking and flexible building solutions ' Quality and flow of information in 14 sub-projects of a major airport project ' Ghanaian consultants' perspective on process waste ' Target costing and its application to social housing projects in Brazil ' Concept of 'first' and 'last' value, drawing on social housing projects in Chile ' Development of a lean design management model specifically for remote sites The papers offer a mix of theoretical materials and empirical research findings, providing a unique insight into aspects of lean design management.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781849714310
ISBN-10: 1849714312
Format: Hardback
(246mm x 174mm x mm)
Pages: 104
Imprint: Earthscan Ltd
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 28-May-2012
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Stephen Emmitt

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.

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