USE OF VALUE STREAM MAPPING IN A CASE STUDY IN BASEMENT CONSTRUCTION

Lisseth R. Espinoza, Rodrigo F. Herrera, Xavier Brioso

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Abstract

The Value Stream Mapping (VSM) as a management tool helps evaluate the waste within the workflow. However, it must be adapted to the construction since it was originated in manufacture. This adaptation is possible through appropriate process mapping. This study aims to map the process of the basement construction system in the execution of a building in Lima-Peru city. The building in the case study will have nine basements and 11-floor levels. An adaptation of the optimization cycle for construction projects was used. It allows mapping all the relevant activities and proposing and implementing improvements in the construction system. As a result, three maps were obtained. The first one is a map of the current state (VSM 1). The second one is a map of the current state with improvements (VSM 2). Finally, a third map of the future state with improvements (VSM 3). This study demonstrated that it is possible to adapt the VSM in basement construction and the usefulness of this tool to evaluate and reduce waste within the workflow.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIGLC 2021 - 29th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction - Lean Construction in Crisis Times
Subtitle of host publicationResponding to the Post-Pandemic AEC Industry Challenges
EditorsLuis Fernando Alarcon, Vicente A. Gonzalez, Danny Murguia, Xavier Brioso
PublisherDepartment of Engineering, Civil Engineering Division, Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru
Pages995-1004
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9786124802546
DOIs
StatePublished - 2021
Externally publishedYes
Event29th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction, IGLC 2021 - Lima, Peru
Duration: 14 Jul 202117 Jul 2021

Publication series

NameIGLC 2021 - 29th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction - Lean Construction in Crisis Times: Responding to the Post-Pandemic AEC Industry Challenges

Conference

Conference29th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction, IGLC 2021
Country/TerritoryPeru
CityLima
Period14/07/2117/07/21

Keywords

  • continuous flow
  • lean construction
  • production
  • Value stream mapping
  • VSM in construction

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