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Lean Construction Graduate Course Readings

 

Compiled by

 

Tariq Sami Abdelhamid

Construction Management Program

School of Planning, Design and Construction

Michigan State University

(updated January 2,2011)

 

The readings listed are those I use in the graduate course on Lean Construction that I teach at Michigan State University.   With the exception of the textbooks, the papers listed can be found online at the IGLC website http://www.iglc.net/conferences/ or at the indicated link.  I can provide you with the papers marked with an (*) if you email me at tariq@msu.edu.

 

In CMP831 we read the following (in this order):

 

*                   Koskela, L., Howell, G., Ballard, G., and Tommelein, I. (2002).  “The Foundations of Lean Construction.”  Design and Construction: Building in Value, R. Best, and G. de Valence, eds., Butterworth-Heinemann, Elsevier, Oxford, UK.

*                   Ballard, G., and Tommelein, I., *Koskela, L., Howell, G. (2002).  “Lean construction tools and techniques.”  Design and Construction: Building in Value, R. Best, and G. de Valence, eds., Butterworth-Heinemann, Elsevier, Oxford, UK.

*                   Lauri Koskela and Mike Kagioglou (2005).  On the metaphysics of production.  Proceedings IGLC-13, July 2005, Sydney, Australia

 

*                   David Schmaltz  (2003).  The Blind Men and the Elephant: Mastering Project Work.  Berrett-Koehler Publishers

*                   Koskela, L., Howell, G. (2002).  The underlying theory of project management is obsolete.  Proceedings of the PMI Research Conference, Pg. 293-302.

*                   Gregory Howell and  Hal Macomber (2006).  “WHAT SHOULD PROJECT MANAGEMENT BE BASED ON?” Proceedings IGLC-14, July 2006, Santiago, Chile

 

*                   Cynthia C. Y. Tsao, Iris D. Tommelein, Eric S. Swanlund, and Gregory A. Howell (2004).  “Work Structuring to Achieve Integrated Product–Process Design.  JOURNAL OF CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT © ASCE / NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2004.

*                   Haitao Yu; Tarry Tweed; Mohamed Al-Hussein; and Reza Nasseri.  “Development of Lean Model for House Construction Using Value Stream Mapping.”  JOURNAL OF CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT, ASCE, AUGUST 2009.

*                   Oglesby, Clarkson, Henry Parker and Gregory Howell (1990). Productivity Improvement In Construction. New York: McGraw-Hill.  Ch 7 and 8. (available in PDF format on CD for $15 through ghlci@earthlink.com)

 

*                   Mossman, Alan (2009) Creating value: a sufficient way to eliminate waste in lean design and lean production. Lean Construction Journal. 2009 pp 13 – 23

*                   Gregory A. Howell, P.E (Lean Construction Institute).  A Guide to the Last Planner™ for Construction Foremen and Supervisors

*                   Abdelhamid, T. S. (2003).  “Six-Sigma in Lean Construction Systems:  Opportunities and Challenges”.   Proceedings of the 11th Annual Conference for Lean Construction, 22-24 July 2003, Blacksburg, Virginia, 65-83.

 

*                   LAURI KOSKELA, PEKKA HUOVILA and JARKKO LEINONEN (2002).  DESIGN MANAGEMENT IN BUILDING CONSTRUCTION: FROM THEORY TO PRACTICE.  Journal of Construction Research, Vol. 3, No. 1 (2002)

*                   Glenn Ballard and Paul Reiser(2004).   THE ST. OLAF COLLEGE FIELDHOUSE PROJECT: A CASE STUDY IN DESIGNING TO TARGET COST.  Proceedings IGLC-12, August 2004, Denmark

*                   CHUCK THOMSEN,  JOEL DARRINGTON, DENNIS DUNNE,  WILL LICHTIG (2009).   Managing  Integrated Project Delivery.  CMAA publication.

 

*                   Mastroianni, R. and Abdelhamid, T. S (2003).  “The Challenge: The Impetus For Change To Lean Project Delivery”.   Proceedings of the 11th Annual Conference for Lean Construction, 22-24 July 2003, Blacksburg, Virginia. (http://www.iglc.net/conferences/)

*                   O. Salem, J. Solomon, A. Genaidy, and M. Luegring  (2005).   “Site Implementation and Assessment of Lean Construction Techniques."  Lean Construction Journal, volume 2 issue 2, pp. 1-21.

*                   Richard Bayfield and Paul Roberts (2005).  “Contract Or Co-Operation? Insights From Beyond Construction: Collaboration – The Honda Experience.” Lean Construction Journal, volume 2 issue 2, pp. 22-50.

 

 

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