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Lean Construction Submittal Process - A Case Study

Summary: [This abstract is based on the authors' abstract.] Items sent by contractors to the project engineer in a construction field office for review and approval are known as construction submittals. If these submittals are late, incomplete or deficient it can create delays in the construction schedule. A number of lean concepts were used to analyze the submittal review process at a typical levee project. The application of lean concepts was found to lead to measurable savings in process and lead times.

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  • Topics: Lean
  • Keywords: Administrative processes, Case study, Construction industry, Lean manufacturing, Value analysis, Waste
  • Author: Garrett, Deborah F. ; Lee, Jim
  • Journal: Quality Engineering