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Lean and Cleaner Production : Applications in Prefabrication to Reduce Carbon Emissions

By: Wu, Peng.
Contributor(s): Low, Sui Pheng.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Dordrecht : Springer, 2013Description: 1 online resource (362 p.).ISBN: 9783642420627.Subject(s): Manufacturing processes -- Environmental aspects -- Congresses | Production management -- Environmental aspects -- CongressesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Lean and Cleaner Production : Applications in Prefabrication to Reduce Carbon EmissionsDDC classification: 658.4/08 | 658.5 | 693.97 LOC classification: HC79.E5TS155.7.Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Abstract; Contents; Abbreviations; List of Figures; List of Tables; Chapter 1: Introduction; 1.1 Introduction; 1.2 Problem Statement; 1.3 Research Aim and Objectives; 1.4 Scope of the Study; 1.5 Significance and Contribution of the Study; 1.6 Description of Chapters; References; Chapter 2: Sustainable Development and Global Climate Change; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 The Concept of Sustainable Development; 2.2.1 Economic Sustainability; 2.2.2 Environmental Sustainability; 2.2.3 Social Sustainability; 2.3 Sustainable Construction and the Green Building; 2.3.1 Green Building Rating Systems - History
2.3.2 Green Building Rating Systems - Overview2.3.3 Green Building Rating Systems - In-depth Investigation; 2.3.4 Project Management and Sustainable Construction; 2.3.4.1 Scope; 2.3.4.2 Project Management Process; 2.3.4.3 Construction; 2.3.4.4 Post-occupancy; 2.4 Global Climate Change; 2.4.1 Global Climate Change and the Construction Companies; 2.4.2 Measuring Carbon Emissions - The Building Research Establishment (BRE) Methodology; 2.4.3 Measuring Carbon Emissions - The IPCC Methodology; 2.4.3.1 Tiers; 2.4.3.2 Decision Tree; 2.4.3.3 Stationary Combustion; Tier 1 Approach; Tier 2 Approach
Tier 3 Approach2.4.3.4 Mobile Combustion; 2.5 Summary; References; Chapter 3: Modelling the Lean Production Philosophy; 3.1 Introduction; 3.2 History - The Toyota Production System; 3.3 Lean Production Concept; 3.4 Linking Lean Production with the JIT Concept; 3.4.1 Principles; 3.4.1.1 Reduce the Share of Non-value Adding Activities; 3.4.1.2 Increase Output Value Through Systematic Consideration of Customer Requirements; 3.4.1.3 Reduce Variability; 3.4.1.4 Reduce the Cycle Time
3.4.1.5 Simplify by Minimizing the Number of Steps and Parts/Increase Output Flexibility/Increase Process Transparency3.4.1.6 Focus Control on the Complete Process; 3.4.1.7 Balance Flow Improvement with Conversion Improvement/Build Continuous Improvement into the Process/Benchmark; 3.4.2 Similarities and Differences; 3.5 Linking Lean Production with Green; 3.6 Summary; References; Chapter 4: The Precast Concrete Industry; 4.1 Introduction; 4.2 Production Considerations; 4.2.1 Production Processes; 4.2.2 Concrete; 4.2.3 Reinforcement; 4.2.4 Moulds; 4.2.5 Demoulding and Stacking
4.2.6 Equipment in Precast Concrete Production4.3 Transportation and Erection Considerations; 4.4 Benefits of Precast Concrete Components; 4.5 Applicability of the Lean Principles to Reduce Carbon Emissions; 4.5.1 Precasters; 4.5.1.1 Production; 4.5.1.2 Storage; 4.5.1.3 Relationships with the Suppliers; 4.5.1.4 Other Applications; 4.5.2 Contractors; 4.6 Pilot Studies; 4.6.1 Background of Pilot Studies; 4.6.2 Results from the Pilot Study: Precaster A; 4.6.2.1 Production Type; 4.6.2.2 Quality Control; 4.6.2.3 Delivery System; 4.6.2.4 Non-value Adding Activities; 4.6.2.5 Training
4.6.3 Results from the Pilot Study: Precaster B
Summary: This book explains how in moving towards Cleaner Production, the Lean Production Philosophy can be applied to reduce carbon emissions in prefabrication - one major source of the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions which contribute to global climate change. This book examines theories and principles in the Lean Production Philosophy to develop situation-based carbon reduction strategies for precast concrete manufacturers and contractors in terms of Site layout, Supply Chain, Production, Stocks and Installation Management. It presents the empirical findings of surveys and case studies with managers a
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Abstract; Contents; Abbreviations; List of Figures; List of Tables; Chapter 1: Introduction; 1.1 Introduction; 1.2 Problem Statement; 1.3 Research Aim and Objectives; 1.4 Scope of the Study; 1.5 Significance and Contribution of the Study; 1.6 Description of Chapters; References; Chapter 2: Sustainable Development and Global Climate Change; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 The Concept of Sustainable Development; 2.2.1 Economic Sustainability; 2.2.2 Environmental Sustainability; 2.2.3 Social Sustainability; 2.3 Sustainable Construction and the Green Building; 2.3.1 Green Building Rating Systems - History

2.3.2 Green Building Rating Systems - Overview2.3.3 Green Building Rating Systems - In-depth Investigation; 2.3.4 Project Management and Sustainable Construction; 2.3.4.1 Scope; 2.3.4.2 Project Management Process; 2.3.4.3 Construction; 2.3.4.4 Post-occupancy; 2.4 Global Climate Change; 2.4.1 Global Climate Change and the Construction Companies; 2.4.2 Measuring Carbon Emissions - The Building Research Establishment (BRE) Methodology; 2.4.3 Measuring Carbon Emissions - The IPCC Methodology; 2.4.3.1 Tiers; 2.4.3.2 Decision Tree; 2.4.3.3 Stationary Combustion; Tier 1 Approach; Tier 2 Approach

Tier 3 Approach2.4.3.4 Mobile Combustion; 2.5 Summary; References; Chapter 3: Modelling the Lean Production Philosophy; 3.1 Introduction; 3.2 History - The Toyota Production System; 3.3 Lean Production Concept; 3.4 Linking Lean Production with the JIT Concept; 3.4.1 Principles; 3.4.1.1 Reduce the Share of Non-value Adding Activities; 3.4.1.2 Increase Output Value Through Systematic Consideration of Customer Requirements; 3.4.1.3 Reduce Variability; 3.4.1.4 Reduce the Cycle Time

3.4.1.5 Simplify by Minimizing the Number of Steps and Parts/Increase Output Flexibility/Increase Process Transparency3.4.1.6 Focus Control on the Complete Process; 3.4.1.7 Balance Flow Improvement with Conversion Improvement/Build Continuous Improvement into the Process/Benchmark; 3.4.2 Similarities and Differences; 3.5 Linking Lean Production with Green; 3.6 Summary; References; Chapter 4: The Precast Concrete Industry; 4.1 Introduction; 4.2 Production Considerations; 4.2.1 Production Processes; 4.2.2 Concrete; 4.2.3 Reinforcement; 4.2.4 Moulds; 4.2.5 Demoulding and Stacking

4.2.6 Equipment in Precast Concrete Production4.3 Transportation and Erection Considerations; 4.4 Benefits of Precast Concrete Components; 4.5 Applicability of the Lean Principles to Reduce Carbon Emissions; 4.5.1 Precasters; 4.5.1.1 Production; 4.5.1.2 Storage; 4.5.1.3 Relationships with the Suppliers; 4.5.1.4 Other Applications; 4.5.2 Contractors; 4.6 Pilot Studies; 4.6.1 Background of Pilot Studies; 4.6.2 Results from the Pilot Study: Precaster A; 4.6.2.1 Production Type; 4.6.2.2 Quality Control; 4.6.2.3 Delivery System; 4.6.2.4 Non-value Adding Activities; 4.6.2.5 Training

4.6.3 Results from the Pilot Study: Precaster B

This book explains how in moving towards Cleaner Production, the Lean Production Philosophy can be applied to reduce carbon emissions in prefabrication - one major source of the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions which contribute to global climate change. This book examines theories and principles in the Lean Production Philosophy to develop situation-based carbon reduction strategies for precast concrete manufacturers and contractors in terms of Site layout, Supply Chain, Production, Stocks and Installation Management. It presents the empirical findings of surveys and case studies with managers a

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