Effects of Daily Management on Design Reliability

Eelon Lappalainen, Petri Uusitalo, Hisham Abou Ibrahim, Olli Seppänen, Aku Hänninen, Kristian Söderström

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Building Design Management (DM) is challenging due to the fragmentation of project partners, the iterative nature of design and the tradition of informal management of designers. Therefore, many contractors do not trust the promises of designers and protect the construction schedule with schedule buffers that increase project lead times. To act upon this situation, several researchers have suggested using the Last Planner™ System (LPS) as a method for DM. Using two case studies, we present how the use of the LPS method as a tool for Daily Management (DAM) increases the reliability of the design and how, correspondingly, not using it can affect design reliability. So far, very little attention has been paid to the role of DAM in DM, and this short article seeks to provide new insights into this research gap for both researchers in the field and DM professionals. These early and exploratory results, despite the limited number of cases, can be utilised in further research as well as in practical project management, especially when the reduction of schedule buffers between construction and design is targeted
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 30th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction (IGLC) - Edmonton, Canada - 2022
Publication statusPublished - 2022
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventAnnual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction - University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
Duration: 27 Jul 202229 Jul 2022
Conference number: 30

Publication series

NameAnnual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction
ISSN (Electronic)2309-0979


ConferenceAnnual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction


  • lean construction
  • lean design management
  • last planner
  • PPC


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