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Bartiaux, F, Gram-Hanssen, K, Fonseca, P, Ozoli?a, L and Christensen, T H (2014) A practice–theory approach to homeowners' energy retrofits in four European areas. Building Research & Information, 42(04), 525-38.

Berry, S, Sharp, A, Hamilton, J and Killip, G (2014) Inspiring low-energy retrofits: the influence of ‘open home’ events. Building Research & Information, 42(04), 422-33.

Christensen, T H, Gram-Hanssen, K, de Best-Waldhober, M and Adjei, A (2014) Energy retrofits of Danish homes: is the Energy Performance Certificate useful?. Building Research & Information, 42(04), 489-500.

Fawcett, T and Killip, G (2014) Anatomy of low carbon retrofits: evidence from owner-occupied Superhomes. Building Research & Information, 42(04), 434-45.

Frimpong, S, Sunindijo, R Y, Wang, C C, Boadu, E F, Dansoh, A, Hon, C K H and Yiu, T W (2024) Promoting positive mental health among young construction workers: the role of theory. Construction Management and Economics, 42(04), 366–85.

Galvin, R (2014) Why German homeowners are reluctant to retrofit. Building Research & Information, 42(04), 398-408.

Gupta, R, Barnfield, L and Hipwood, T (2014) Impacts of community-led energy retrofitting of owner-occupied dwellings. Building Research & Information, 42(04), 446-61.

Haines, V and Mitchell, V (2014) A persona-based approach to domestic energy retrofit. Building Research & Information, 42(04), 462-76.

Hamerski, D C, Saurin, T A, Formoso, C T and Isatto, E L (2024) The contributions of the Last Planner System to resilient performance in construction projects. Construction Management and Economics, 42(04), 328–45.

  • Type: Journal Article
  • Keywords: Last Planner System; construction projects; complexity; resilience; production planning and control;
  • ISBN/ISSN: 0144-6193
  • URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/01446193.2023.2262622
  • Abstract:
    Although the Last Planner System (LPS) has been successfully used in complex construction projects, previous studies have not investigated how it supports resilient performance (RP), which is crucial for the construction industry. To address this gap, a case study of using the LPS in refurbishment building projects was conducted. The implementation of LPS was analysed in light of seven principles for the design of resilient systems. Sources of data for this analysis involved documents, semi-structured interviews, participant observation, and secondary data. The results pointed out 25 production planning and control practices that contributed to RP, including well-established LPS practices, formalised in the planning standards of the company (32% of the total); formal practices not usually considered as elements of LPS (20%); and informal practices not anticipated by company standards (48%). These findings indicate that although LPS contributes to RP, it must be complemented by other practices, either formal or informal. A set of well-established practices (e.g. hierarchical planning, identification and removal of constraints, collaborative meetings, and use of lagging and leading indicators) are those most logically connected to the principles of design for RP. This study also offers insights into some LPS limitations (e.g. low control frequency and overemphasis on production in relation to other functional dimensions), which indicate opportunities for the development of new production planning and control approaches supportive of RP.

Hickey, P J and Cui, Q (2024) Tracing the career trajectories of architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) women leaders. Construction Management and Economics, 42(04), 289–306.

Horne, R, Maller, C and Dalton, T (2014) Low carbon, water-efficient house retrofits: an emergent niche?. Building Research & Information, 42(04), 539-48.

Ingle, A, Moezzi, M, Lutzenhiser, L and Diamond, R (2014) Better home energy audit modelling: incorporating inhabitant behaviours. Building Research & Information, 42(04), 409-21.

Judson, E P and Maller, C (2014) Housing renovations and energy efficiency: insights from homeowners’ practices. Building Research & Information, 42(04), 501-11.

Morland, K V and Breslin, D (2024) Resolving learning paradoxes within a UK new-build housebuilder. Construction Management and Economics, 42(04), 307–27.

Nyqvist, R, Peltokorpi, A and Seppänen, O (2024) Uncertainty network modeling method for construction risk management. Construction Management and Economics, 42(04), 346–65.

Vlasova, L and Gram-Hanssen, K (2014) Incorporating inhabitants’ everyday practices into domestic retrofits. Building Research & Information, 42(04), 512-24.