Lean-Management Approach to Construction Engineering & Management
Sunil V. Desale1, S. V. Deodhar2

1Sunil V. Desale, Research Scholar, Department of Civil Engineering, SSVPS B S DEORE College of Engineering, Dhule ( Maharashtra), India.
2Dr. S.V. Deodhar, Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Dean Civil Engineering Faculty, SVITS Indore (M.P), India.
Manuscript received on March 05, 2013. | Revised Manuscript received on March 11, 2013. | Manuscript published on March 15, 2013. | PP: 73-76 | Volume-1 Issue-4, March 2013. | Retrieval Number: D0184031413/2013©BEIESP
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Abstract: This paper was written to fill a vacuum of research on the fundamental principles of site construction management. Efficient material management is essential in managing a productive and cost efficient site. In his working career, the author has been observing inefficient labour productivity practices resulting from poor site material management and this paper attempts to rectify those using techniques such as zoning which have been construed with deductive logic and a heuristic approach. These zones being outside storage, staging areas, and inside storage. Each has a unique function in relation to site material management. Using these areas as the basis of the study, heuristic principles are deduced and illustrated with a case study project accompanied by numerous photographs
Keywords: Construction material, lean management, cost control.