Integration of concepts about lean construction, sustainability and life cycle of buildings: a literature review

  • Alberto Eduardo Besser Freitag Fluminense Federal University – UFF
  • Rosley Anholon University of Campinas – UNICAMP
  • Valmir Martins de Oliveira Autonoma University of Chile
  • Tomás Vivanco Larrain Pontifical Catholic University of Chile
Keywords: Lean management, Construction industry, Sustainability, Life cycle, Brazil

Abstract

The purpose of this study was the development of a theoretical framework integrating concepts of lean construction, sustainability and the life cycle of buildings. It was prepared using a systematic review of the literature through the Prisma method. Findings show that there is scarce scientific literature about lean construction contributions to activities related to the consumption phase of the life cycle of a building. Project and construction activities presented the highest number of lean construction contributions in the production phase. Research limitations are terms used in the search sentences and the choice of surveyed databases. The study contributes with knowledge that can be used by companies to adopt lean construction. It is also useful for researchers who can explore several research lines. The originality of this research is to view in a same table the interrelationship of concepts about lean construction, sustainability and the life cycle of buildings.

Author Biographies

Alberto Eduardo Besser Freitag, Fluminense Federal University – UFF
LATEC, Researcher
Rosley Anholon, University of Campinas – UNICAMP
DEMM-FEM, Professor Doctor
Valmir Martins de Oliveira, Autonoma University of Chile
Facultad de Humanidades - Escuela de Negocios
Tomás Vivanco Larrain, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile
Título Académico: Magíster.Grado Académico: Profesor Asistente | Assistant Professor
Published
2017-12-08
How to Cite
Besser Freitag, A., Anholon, R., Martins de Oliveira, V., & Vivanco Larrain, T. (2017). Integration of concepts about lean construction, sustainability and life cycle of buildings: a literature review. Brazilian Journal of Operations & Production Management, 14(4), 486-499. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.14488/BJOPM.2017.v14.n4.a5