Green-lean approach for assessing environmental and production waste in construction

Sergio Rosenbaum, Mauricio Toledo, Vicente Gonzalez

Resultado de la investigación: Conference contribution

13 Citas (Scopus)

Resumen

Sustainability research in construction has been focused on the design and operation stages of projects. However, the production stage has received not much attention. Current sustainable construction approaches exhibit a disconnect between environmental and production waste management in projects. To overcome these limitations, an approach based on green building and lean production principles is proposed in this paper. Thus, a lean tool named Value Stream Mapping (VSM) is adapted to simultaneously assess environmental and production waste over the production stage of construction projects. This paper reports the application of the proposed "green-lean" approach in the construction of a hospital as a case study, analyzing the structural concrete work stage. The main findings showed the ability of the approach to find out the sources of environmental/productive waste, quantify them, and suggest reduction strategies. This also demonstrated the effectiveness of the proposed "green-lean" approach for improving the sustainable performance of projects.

Idioma originalEnglish
Título de la publicación alojadaIGLC 2012 - 20th Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction
EstadoPublished - 2012
Evento20th Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction, IGLC 2012 - San Diego, CA, United States
Duración: 17 jul 201222 jul 2012

Other

Other20th Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction, IGLC 2012
PaísUnited States
CiudadSan Diego, CA
Período17/07/1222/07/12

Huella dactilar

Waste management
Sustainable development
Concretes
Lean production

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction

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Rosenbaum, S., Toledo, M., & Gonzalez, V. (2012). Green-lean approach for assessing environmental and production waste in construction. En IGLC 2012 - 20th Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction
Rosenbaum, Sergio ; Toledo, Mauricio ; Gonzalez, Vicente. / Green-lean approach for assessing environmental and production waste in construction. IGLC 2012 - 20th Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction. 2012.
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Resultado de la investigación: Conference contribution

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