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Article: Adapting dynamic coordination buffers for reducing critical production wastes in the Hong Kong building services subsector

TitleAdapting dynamic coordination buffers for reducing critical production wastes in the Hong Kong building services subsector
Authors
KeywordsBuilding services subsector
Dynamic coordination buffering
Hong Kong
Industrial management
Production wastes
Issue Date2009
PublisherChartered Institute of Building. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.ciob.org.uk/resources/ciq
Citation
Construction Research and Innovation, 2009, v. 11 n. 1, p. 18-23 How to Cite?
AbstractManaging interdependencies between construction activities is one of the major challenges in project management. An ongoing study in Hong Kong indicated that the critical causes of production shortcomings or so-called ‘production wastes’ at pre-installation stage of the building services subsector were ‘poor coordination of processes and/or trades’ and ‘design changes and/or errors’. Empirical findings and statistical analyses in a multi-pronged study lead to the conceptualization of a ‘dynamic coordination buffer’ to help relieve the tensions from coordination constraints. The paper also explains how a focus on ‘pull’ scheduling can be propelled by incorporating these buffers when producing repetitive elements or typical construction units in building services projects, in order to reduce critical ‘production wastes’ at the ‘pre-installation’ stage. This approach is also shown to align with the application of lean principles in repetitive manufacturing.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/124558
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dc.contributor.authorWan, KMen_HK
dc.contributor.authorKumaraswamy, MMen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-10-31T10:41:16Z-
dc.date.available2010-10-31T10:41:16Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_HK
dc.identifier.citationConstruction Research and Innovation, 2009, v. 11 n. 1, p. 18-23en_HK
dc.identifier.issn2045-0249-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/124558-
dc.description.abstractManaging interdependencies between construction activities is one of the major challenges in project management. An ongoing study in Hong Kong indicated that the critical causes of production shortcomings or so-called ‘production wastes’ at pre-installation stage of the building services subsector were ‘poor coordination of processes and/or trades’ and ‘design changes and/or errors’. Empirical findings and statistical analyses in a multi-pronged study lead to the conceptualization of a ‘dynamic coordination buffer’ to help relieve the tensions from coordination constraints. The paper also explains how a focus on ‘pull’ scheduling can be propelled by incorporating these buffers when producing repetitive elements or typical construction units in building services projects, in order to reduce critical ‘production wastes’ at the ‘pre-installation’ stage. This approach is also shown to align with the application of lean principles in repetitive manufacturing.-
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherChartered Institute of Building. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.ciob.org.uk/resources/ciqen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofConstruction Research and Innovationen_HK
dc.subjectBuilding services subsector-
dc.subjectDynamic coordination buffering-
dc.subjectHong Kong-
dc.subjectIndustrial management-
dc.subjectProduction wastes-
dc.titleAdapting dynamic coordination buffers for reducing critical production wastes in the Hong Kong building services subsectoren_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.openurlhttp://library.hku.hk:4550/resserv?sid=HKU:IR&issn=2045-0249&volume=11&issue=1&spage=18&epage=23&date=2009&atitle=Adapting+dynamic+coordination+buffers+for+reducing+critical+production+wastes+in+the+Hong+Kong+building+services+subsector-
dc.identifier.emailKumaraswamy, MM: mohan@hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.authorityKumaraswamy, MM=rp00126en_HK
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dc.identifier.hkuros161620-
dc.identifier.volume11en_HK
dc.identifier.issue1en_HK
dc.identifier.spage18en_HK
dc.identifier.epage23en_HK

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