Implementing DfMA and Lean in Construction: Best Practice Guidelines through a Study of Building Services and Structure

The use of Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DfMA) and Lean production principles in construction projects can lead to reduced construction costs and time, minimised waste and risk, while also improving quality and safety.

However, attempts to implement these approaches in the Australian building industry have not yet delivered their full potential benefits.

This project will investigate the major challenges and opportunities for the effective implementation of DfMA and Lean production principles in construction, specifically through the lens of coordinating building structure and services. The project will identify and develop best practice guidelines for further testing in future projects.