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Halttula, H., Haapasalo, H., Aapaoja, A. & Manninen, S. (2017). Early Involvement and Integration in Construction Projects: The Benefits of DfX in Elimination of Wastes. International Journal of Management, Knowledge and Learning, 6(2), 215-237.

Early involvement and integration in construction projects : the benefits of DfX in elimination of wastes

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Author: Halttula, Heikki1; Haapasalo, Harri2; Aapaoja, Aki3;
Organizations: 1Viasys VDC Oy, Finland
2University of Oulu, Finland
3VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Finland
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Version: published version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: ToKnowPress, 2017
Publish Date: 2020-05-13


Typical construction processes provide waste: material waste but especiallyprocess-related waste. The majority of this waste can be avoided with efficientplanning in the front end of projects. The main aim is to describe how theconcept of Design for Excellence (DfX) can reduce the most severe waste inconstruction projects. Based on a literature review of waste and requirementsthat aid early involvement and integration, we created a survey for analyzingand prioritizing types of waste in the construction industry. We describe howDFX reduces this waste, especially through the use of early involvement andintegration. When applied, DfX creates incentives for project stakeholders toeliminate waste automatically through early involvement and integration

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Series: International journal of management, knowledge and learning
ISSN: 2232-5107
ISSN-E: 2232-5697
ISSN-L: 2232-5107
Volume: 6
Issue: 2
Pages: 215 - 237
Type of Publication: A1 Journal article – refereed
Field of Science: 222 Other engineering and technologies
Copyright information: This paper is published under the terms of the Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)License (