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ASSESSING LEAN CONSTRUCTION CONFORMANCE AMONG BUILDING CONTRACTORS IN NAIROBI, KENYA


Wamache Mukabana1, Anthony Kiplimo2 and Ahmad Alkizim3


1 MSc Student, Department of Construction Management, School of Architecture and Building Science,

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Kenya.

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2 Department of Construction Management, School of Architecture and Building Science,

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Kenya.

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3 Department of Construction Management, School of Architecture and Building Science,

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology,

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CITATION: Mukabana. W., Kiplimo., A. & Alkizim, A. (2015).Assessing Lean Construction Conformance Among Building Contractors in Nairobi, Kenya. International Journal of Arts and Entrepreneurship 4 (11), 60-70.


ABSTRACT

 

Lean Construction (LC) is a way to design production systems to minimize waste of materials, time, and effort in order to generate the maximum possible amount of value. In countries where LC has been implemented, studies show that this concept reduce supply chain losses, reduce construction costs and shorten the project delivery schedule. Worldwide, several construction industries in emerging and developed economies have implemented LC and the results have been positive. Attempts have been made towards implementation of LC in Kenya through recommendations from previous studies. However, the implementation of LC by the Kenyan construction firms remains quite limited.This study presents the results of a pilot study carried out to assess the Lean Construction Conformance levels among building contractors in Kenya. Seventeen (17)NCA1 and NCA2 building contractors within Nairobi County were selected to participate in the pilot study. Data was collected through structured questionnaires. A quantitative approach to data analysis was employed using SPSS computer software to generate descriptive statistics. The average lean conformance level of NCA1 and NCA2 building contractors was found to be 85.6% indicating high readiness levels of implementing LC. In addition, there was no significant differences in the average lean conformance levels between the two groups of contractors. Since this was a pilot study, similar full scale studies should be conducted with a larger and more evenly distributed data set for diverse comparison and analysis of the lean conformance values and characteristics.

Key words: Lean Construction, Lean Conformance


 

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