Lean Construction Graduate Course Readings
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 The underlying theory of project management is obsolete.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 email@example.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.