Application of Social Network Analysis in lean and infrastructure projects

Diego Cisterna, Jakob Von Heyl, Daniela M. Alarcón, Rodrigo F. Herrera, Luis F. Alarcón

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Abstract

The communication structures between project participants have a great influence on the success of a project. Some can be described explicitly but most are informal and tacit. Social Network Analysis (SNA) is a tool to identify and model actual social structures with a set of metrics. This paper examines the application of SNA in German, Swiss and Chilean construction projects in order to identify the suitability of SNA in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry. The scope of the present work focuses on differences when applying SNA to projects and organizations, influence of project complexity, cultural aspects and the use of SNA-metrics for a project benchmarking.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIGLC 2018 - Proceedings of the 26th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction
Subtitle of host publicationEvolving Lean Construction Towards Mature Production Management Across Cultures and Frontiers
EditorsVicente A. Gonzalez
PublisherThe International Group for Lean Construction
Pages412-421
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9789380689296
DOIs
StatePublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes
Event26th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction: Evolving Lean Construction Towards Mature Production Management Across Cultures and Frontiers, IGLC 2018 - Chennai, India
Duration: 16 Jul 201822 Jul 2018

Publication series

NameIGLC 2018 - Proceedings of the 26th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction: Evolving Lean Construction Towards Mature Production Management Across Cultures and Frontiers
Volume1

Conference

Conference26th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction: Evolving Lean Construction Towards Mature Production Management Across Cultures and Frontiers, IGLC 2018
Country/TerritoryIndia
CityChennai
Period16/07/1822/07/18

Keywords

  • Collaborative work
  • Information flow
  • Organizational design
  • Social Network Analysis (SNA)

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