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

This 6-month research project aimed to understand: the current state of Lean and Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DFMA) knowledge within construction; their degree of implementation in both the local construction industry and abroad; and the implementation challenges that need to be addressed if we are to see broader uptake.

To address these points, the project team conducted a literature review, a case study of a local construction project, and a survey of leading local and international companies who have adopted DfMA and/or Lean practices. The findings were synthesised into a self-assessment tool and implementation roadmap concept aimed at individual companies hoping to adopt Lean and DfMA practices.

Researchers on the project included: Dr Ivana Kuzmanovska, Dr Rachel Couper, Dr Tharaka De Vass, Dr
Felix Hui, Dr Duncan Maxwell, Dr Robert Moehler, Prof Tuan Ngo, Achini Peiris, Dr Gao Shang, Prof Amrik Sohal, Rebecca Williams, Yiqin (Iris) Yu & Darcy Zelenko.