Risk Management of Construction Projects by Implementation of Lean Construction and Building Information Modelling

Coşkun, Cansu
Tokdemir, Onur Behzat
Construction projects are exposed to the various risk factors through their life-cycle due to their unique and complex nature. Risk factors in the construction projects can be either country or project related, which may significantly affect the predetermined construction project objectives regarding time, budget, orscope. Therefore, it is inevitable to develop risk mitigation strategies to manage risk factors in advance. There are various risk management methods to manage construction risks, yet this study encompasses lean construction and Building Information Modelling (BIM) concepts with construction risk management. In this sense, the construction project's specific ten specific risk factors that affect the achievement of the project objectives are identified through the literature. Then, lean construction and BIM concepts are introduced in brief. Finally, construction risk management and lean construction concepts are integrated by the construction experts' interviews to explore how lean construction and BIM will eliminate uncertainties in construction projects. The current study's primary purpose is to demonstrate the most effective lean construction and BIM concepts to mitigate construction project risks. According to the results obtained from the expert interviews, lean construction and BIM principles including “go and see”, integrated project delivery and transparency are the most effective principles for the mitigation of the construction project risks.
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Citation Formats
C. Coşkun and O. B. Tokdemir, “Risk Management of Construction Projects by Implementation of Lean Construction and Building Information Modelling,” presented at the IES’20 International Engineering Symposium | Engineering Applications in Industry (Virtual), İzmir, Türkiye, 2021, Accessed: 00, 2021. [Online]. Available: http://ies.idu.edu.tr/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/IES20_TamMetinKitabi_v5.pdf.