Download McGraw-Hill Lean Construction-BIM Report

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Nov 24, 2013 1:00:59 PM

Download 2013 Lean Construction - BIM SmartMarket Report | McGraw-HillThe Lean Construction Institute (LCI) teamed with McGraw-Hill on a survey of the construction environment regarding the use of Lean Construction across the industry.

The final survey results are captured in a SmartMarket Report titled;

Lean Construction: Leveraging Collaboration and Advanced Practices to Increase Project Efficiency

Lean Construction Institute (LCI) | Transforming Design and ConstructionHere are few highlights from the full (60-page) study:

Lean construction offers an alternative that allows companies to thrive in any economic conditions; in combination with BIM and pre-fabrication, Lean makes firms more competitive and yields strong business benefits.

Surveyed companies cited such benefits as higher quality construction, greater customer satisfaction, greater productivity, and improved safety.

Advanced modeling: BIM has become an increasingly common tool among GCs, and some emphasized that advanced uses of BIM facilitate Lean efforts; when planning and detailing work. In particular, GCs noted that detailed modeling is central to coordinating and detailing offsite prefabrication.

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It is noteworthy that, even among the Lean practitioners, none of the respondents report using 4D schedule modeling or 5D cost modeling. The Lean experts interviewed in the in-depth interviews frequently mention the importance of BIM to implementing Lean at their firms. (see page 17)

While a few of these experts do report doing 4D schedule modeling, the larger survey results reveal that this is still a highly limited practice.

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Two things were perceived as continuing challenges:

1) education about Lean and the need for and benefits of increasing efficiency are lacking in the industry as a whole, and

2) technologies currently in place could be much improved to support a more highly collaborative environment.

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