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A Conceptual Model for Safety-Based Theory of Lean Construction

Version 1 : Received: 29 November 2018 / Approved: 30 November 2018 / Online: 30 November 2018 (07:57:22 CET)

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Moaveni, S.; Banihashemi, S.Y.; Mojtahedi, M. A Conceptual Model for a Safety-Based Theory of Lean Construction. Buildings 2019, 9, 23. Moaveni, S.; Banihashemi, S.Y.; Mojtahedi, M. A Conceptual Model for a Safety-Based Theory of Lean Construction. Buildings 2019, 9, 23.

Journal reference: Buildings 2019, 9, 23
DOI: 10.3390/buildings9010023

Abstract

The construction industry is one of the most fatal industries, so it is important to pay more attention to safety solutions. Even though work-related accidents are known as major waste in construction projects, little attention has been paid so far to incorporating safety into the lean construction framework. In this research, lean construction theory is reviewed through the lens of safety. That being so, the identified challenges in previous research on improving safety in construction projects are categorized and those related to the concept of lean project delivery are introduced. Then, the principles of the lean construction framework are explained and the relevant changes for incorporating safety into the framework are introduced and discussed. It is expected that this hybrid model would further enrich the lean construction framework. The careful attention of project executives to this model may improve the safety situation in construction projects.

Subject Areas

prevention through design; safety climate; lean construction; transformation-flow-value; lean project delivery system

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