Lean Labour in AEC Industry: From Theory to Implementation
Siba Prasad Mishra1, Saswat Mishra2, Mohammed Siddique3
1Siba Prasad Mishra, Department Civil Engineering, Centurion University of Technology and Management, Odisha, India.
2Saswat Mishra, National Institute of Construction Management and Research.
3Mohammed Siddique*, Department Mathematics, Centurion University of Technology and Management, Odisha, India.
Manuscript received on February 10, 2020. | Revised Manuscript received on February 20, 2020. | Manuscript published on March 30, 2020. | PP: 1159-1169 | Volume-8 Issue-6, March 2020. | Retrieval Number: F7267038620/2020©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.F7267.038620
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Abstract: The architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry, in India is flourishing due to urbanization, industrialization and modernization. The orthodox concept of construction was design-bid builds method or Integrated Project Development methods have been replaced by “lean construction” concept. The lean concept adaptation in AEC is contemporary to the socialistic working tool of the Anthropocene epoch during mid of 20th century. The studies on lean concept is highly relevant in the present social and ecological prospective which promote environmental sustainability, labour manager coordination and collaboration. The lean concept can enhance production and productivity in construction industry through effective implementation of lean labour management. The concept emphasizes on coordination, collaboration, team spirit with humane approach to labour management. The concept results in lowering cost , reduction and elimination of wastage, higher level of motivation , retention of workforce , innovation and implementation of result oriented management practices and achieving customer’s delight. The Takt time and last planners system is to be introduced with lean labour. The construction works on its flow processes require the value stream such as 6M’s (Men, Material, Machines, Methods, Mother Nature (environment) and Measurement), working under 5T’s principle (transparency, teamwork, technology, time, which shall lead to transformations) to be implemented within the AEC sector from grass root to top.
Keywords: Anthropocene, Lean Construction, Lean Labour, Last Planner System, Takt-time
Scope of the Article: Construction Economics.