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Volume 266, 2019International Conference on Built Environment and Engineering 2018 - “Enhancing Construction Industry Through IR4.0” (IConBEE2018)
|Number of page(s)||7|
|Section||Sustainable Construction and Built Environment (SCBE)|
|Published online||20 February 2019|
The Effectiveness of Lean Construction Tools in the Malaysian Construction Industry Towards Contractor’s Environmental Performance
Faculty of Architecture, Planning, and Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
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In resolving the issues of construction wastes, lean construction (LC) tools are anticipated to be used in the construction industry. LC is a sustainable approach that can accomplish the construction wastes efficiently throughout the construction processes. ThE approach also encourages organisations in sustaining their growth and profitability in the industry. This paper is a preliminary survey, therefore, aim to analyse the perceived effectiveness of LC tools in reducing construction waste for the enhancement of contractor’s environmental performance in the Malaysian construction industry. A structured interview was conducted with twenty (20) key personnel from selected G7 contractors in Malaysia, which are registered with the Construction Industry Development Board Malaysia. The results revealed that total quality management and partnering were the significant LC tools in reducing construction wastes. These LC tools also have a strong relationship with the contractor’s environmental performance. The findings defined in this paper could be necessary for future LC tools framework development that can strengthen the contractor’s quality of work. This advancement is in-line towards enhancing the Malaysian construction industry through the fourth industrial revolution.
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