Challenges and Issues Involved in Adopting Lean and Bim in Construction
Vinodh K R1, Suriya S2, Chris Anto L3

1Vinodh. K. R.*, Assistant Professor, Jerusalem College of Engineering, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.
2Suriya. S., Associate Professor, Jerusalem College of Engineering, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.
3Chris Anto. L., Assistant Professor, Jerusalem College of Engineering, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.
Manuscript received on December 18, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on December 26, 2019. | Manuscript published on January 10, 2020. | PP: 2873-2878 | Volume-9 Issue-3, January 2020. | Retrieval Number: B6549129219/2020©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.B6549.019320
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Abstract: Lean Construction techniques have been introduced as an alternative way for conventional construction process in 1990’s.. It is described as a process of eliminating waste, increasing worth and value, and meeting or extraordinary client necessities and requirements. Waste reduction and customer value satisfaction are important factors to be considered in implementing construction projects. Building Information Modeling (BIM) is an intelligent model based process. BIM implementation seems to more advantageous in construction industry, for instance, it makes use of visualization technique of a product to facilitate architecture, engineering and construction professionals to effectively plan, design and manage infrastructure. Review of literature is administered and a survey is conducted to identify major issues involved in adopting Lean and BIM in construction sector. The present study depends mostly on the survey questionnaires from building professionals. Totally forty construction companies were selected for the questionnaire survey. The results obtained were analyzed in Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS). The outcome of the study indicates that Lean and BIM implementation is necessary for allocation of resources, quality improvement and it enhances the sustainability of building and also it signifies that there is a shortage in lack of awareness, lack of framework and professionals. 
Keywords: Lean Construction, Building Information Modeling, Construction Project Management, Relative Important Index (RII)
Scope of the Article: Construction Engineering