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Construction Value by Lean Management | Review Article

Ms. Snehal C. Jejurkar*, R. B. Kesarkar, in Journal of Advances in Science and Technology | Science & Technology


Construction is one of the fastest-growing industries in the world and the second largest employer in India after agriculture. There is usually agreement that the construction industry generates a very high percentage of waste. Eliminating or reducing waste can result in significant cost savings for the construction industry. Lean production optimized production system performance against maturity standards to meet unique customer requirements. This article describes the application of Lean principles in the construction industry using suitable Lean Construction tools and relevant case studies. To improve efficiency and reduce waste, Lean Construction was introduced as a new management principle for better execution. Achieving lean concepts in the construction industry presents many challenges. The adoption of lean management in the construction industry is a major challenge in India. Due to a lack of attention and ignorance of the principle of lean management, owners, contractors, engineers, etc. are in the development stage to implement this principle in their projects. In this paper, we discuss past work in this lean management concept which will help us for adopting a new methodology of work for further research.