Chapter 2

Building Sustainability by Leaning the Construction Supply Chains: A Case Study for Hong Kong

Ilias P. Vlachos and Susan Kit Ling Siu


This study aims to assess how construction supply chains can become more sustainable by implementing lean tools and techniques. The research method was a single case study of a leading construction company in Hong Kong. Two major projects were examined via semi-structured interviews with key personnel. The implementation of lean tools and techniques resulted in improvements in terms of quality, time, cost, safety and environmental sustainability. The application of Building Information Modelling (BIM) can facilitate both lean and sustainable construction. Prefabrication is also an enabler of sustainable construction.

Total Pages: 29-50 (22)

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