An Investigation into the Evolution of Lean Construction, Education in Indian Industries and Universities
Sebin Antony1, K.S. Anandh2, B. Siddharth3
1Sebin Antony, Department of Civil Engineering, SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai (Tamil Nadu), India.
2K.S. Anandh, Department of Civil Engineering, SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai (Tamil Nadu), India.
3B.Siddharth, Department of Civil Engineering, SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai (Tamil Nadu), India.
Manuscript received on 07 April 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 20 April 2019 | Manuscript published on 30 April 2019 | PP: 898-902 | Volume-8 Issue-6, April 2019 | Retrieval Number: F3710048619/19©BEIESP
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Abstract: Even though lean construction concepts are successfully implemented over the past two decades and its benefits are harnessed in many construction projects all over the world, its adoption in Indian construction industries and universities are sparse. There are many challenges to the implementation of lean construction concepts. The aim of this paper is to investigate the factors that affect the adoption of lean construction concepts in Indian industries and universities. The outcomes revealed that training of personals was a major factor which affected the adoption of lean construction. Other factors included additional cost expenditure, lean culture in the organization, teaching methodology, technical skills and awareness. Thus, this study could be used for a better understanding of the factors affecting lean construction adoption and for further research on how these challenges can be tackled.
Keyword: Lean Construction, Lean Construction Education, Industry, Academia, Lean Adoption Factors.
Scope of the Article: Construction Engineering