Assessing Lean Construction Techniques Implimentation in Nigeria Construction Industry

Adamu, Samaila and Adul Hamid, Razali and Abdul Rashid, Rosli (2010) Assessing Lean Construction Techniques Implimentation in Nigeria Construction Industry. In: 2nd International Postgraduate Conference on Infrastructure and Environment, IPCIE 2010, 1 - 2 June 2010, Hong Kong.


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The main problem of Nigerian Construction Industry is that the industry fails to adapt modem techniques to eliminate or minimize waste and improve the value of its product. This lead too many construction company prepare to go for supplies or renovations and facility management than new construction due to decline of profits margin. This paper is to evaluate the effectiveness of Implementing Lean Construction Techniques in Nigerian Construction Industry and the level reach in adaption of Lean Construction Techniques, such as Last Planner, Daily Huddle Meetings, 5S process and Increase Visualization in the construction of housing units by Yobe State Government of Nigeria. A field study was conducted to analyse the effectiveness of these techniques on the production of these housing units, and also to assess the progress so far reached in tackling the problem of waste, and solutions that will raise the profit margins in the industry. The data was collected by direct participation in the production management, interviews, and questionnaire. The effectiveness of these tools is measured base on performance criteria. The Last Planner implementation result so far give significant improvement, even though most of the party's involve are not quite familiar with it. With the cooperation of the top management staff of Ministry of Housing, the staffs have started developing interest on Lean Construction Technique in Yobe State of Nigeria. It was concluded that with effective training and implementation of Lean Construction Technique, from planning and design stage to production stage, waste and non value adding steps will be reduced and eliminated gradually.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Daily huddle meetings; Increasing visualization; Last planner; Lean construction techniques; Material and time waste; Value adding steps
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Built Environment > Construction
Depositing User: FAB IR Admin
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2014 07:56
Last Modified: 13 Aug 2014 07:56

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