Labor training in the civil construction industry based on lean construction concepts

  • Amaral T
  • Cesar C
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This work presents the results of a PhD thesis that seeks to prove that the principles of lean construction applied to situations of professional qualification in buildings sites bring benefits for the work processes oriented by this paradigm. For this, the work starts from a new categorization of the lean concepts, which was created in an evolutionary way (evolved) from the teachings of Womack and Jones, Koskella and Ghinato, proposing to emphasize managerial actions connected to six main areas, which are: cycle, flow, process coordination, value, continuous improvement and quality of life at work. These elements are presented in form of programs for training courses for professionals of the civil construction industry. To the evaluation of the proposed method a qualitative research was conducted through the application of a questionnaire in many managerial levels of the participating company. As a result, it can be verified that the application of the experiment proved the feasibility of facilitating teaching/learning situations mediated by the principles of the lean construction. Copyright©2009 IAHS.

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  • Labor
  • Lean construction
  • Qualification

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  • SCOPUS: 2-s2.0-78349246752
  • ISSN: 01466518
  • SGR: 78349246752
  • PUI: 359959689


  • T. G D Amaral

  • C. G. Cesar

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