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Ackerly, K and Brager, G (2013) Window signalling systems: control strategies and occupant behaviour. Building Research & Information, 41(03), 342-60.

Ahmed, M O and El-adaway, I H (2023) An integrated game-theoretic and reinforcement learning modeling for multi-stage construction and infrastructure bidding. Construction Management and Economics, 41(03), 183–207.

Atuahene, B T, Kanjanabootra, S and Gajendran, T (2023) Transformative role of big data through enabling capability recognition in construction. Construction Management and Economics, 41(03), 208–31.

Dallasega, P, Schulze, F and Revolti, A (2023) Augmented Reality to overcome Visual Management implementation barriers in construction: a MEP case study. Construction Management and Economics, 41(03), 232–55.

  • Type: Journal Article
  • Keywords: Augmented reality; lean construction; visual management; barriers; KPIs; MEP;
  • ISBN/ISSN: 0144-6193
  • URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/01446193.2022.2135748
  • Abstract:
    Visual Management (VM) is an important Lean method to enhance information flow and reduce waste in construction. However, its adoption is hindered by several barriers. Scientific works mention that emerging technologies can support or replace conventional VM practices, but empirical evidence is missing. Based on an in-depth literature review, we derived the research questions (RQs), arguing if Augmented Reality (AR) could mitigate VM implementation barriers. Thus, a corresponding AR measurement model was developed. Through a case study of mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) installations in a multi-story apartment building, the RQs were answered using an AR head-mounted display (HMD). To gather the necessary empirical evidence, the data was collected through direct observations on-site and through semi-structured interviews. The study findings show that (1) AR provided time savings and generally satisfactory accuracy levels. (2) AR demonstrably reduced the training effort to better support MEP marking work. (3) The use of AR reduced the resistance to change to adopt VM practices, although concerns were raised about poor ergonomics and work safety risks. Future research activities should consist of investigating the potential of other emerging technologies to overcome the common Lean implementation barriers in construction.

Fireman, M C T, Saurin, T A, Formoso, C T, Koskela, L and Tommelein, I D (2023) Slack in production planning and control: a study in the construction industry. Construction Management and Economics, 41(03), 256–76.

Goins, J and Moezzi, M (2013) Linking occupant complaints to building performance. Building Research & Information, 41(03), 361-72.

Gupta, R and Gregg, M (2013) Preventing the overheating of English suburban homes in a warming climate. Building Research & Information, 41(03), 281-300.

Lomas, K J and Kane, T (2013) Summertime temperatures and thermal comfort in UK homes. Building Research & Information, 41(03), 259-80.

Montazami, A and Nicol, F (2013) Overheating in schools: comparing existing and new guidelines. Building Research & Information, 41(03), 317-29.

Schellen, L, Loomans, M, de Wit, M and van Marken Lichtenbelt, W (2013) The influence of different cooling techniques and gender on thermal perception. Building Research & Information, 41(03), 330-41.

Teli, D, James, P A B and Jentsch, M F (2013) Thermal comfort in naturally ventilated primary school classrooms. Building Research & Information, 41(03), 301-16.