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INTEGRATION OF PRODUCTION AND ENVIRONMENTAL WASTE: A THEORETICAL EXPLORATION ABSTRACT: Construction productivity has always been the priority in enhancing the performance of the industry. Due to environmental concerns, recent years have shown changes in the common conception of construction…


Also, separated approaches have been implemented to improve both environmental and production performance, producing only partial solutions to a problem that is integrated in nature. This research aims to integrate both production and environmental dimension of construction systems at a conceptual level using lean production. Lean production principles have been commonly used to manage production waste in manufacturing, and, recently, in construction. In this research, environmental waste will be introduced within the concept of lean. Then, the environmental waste will be linked to the production waste from the lean perspective. Finally, a theoretical discussion is provided in order to understand the importance of such integration. A conceptual management approach to address the identified environmental waste will be discussed. This theoretical research will allow the integrated management of production and environmental waste to be developed. Also, the proposed management approach will benefit practitioners by allowing them to recognise the causes of environmental waste in regards to the inefficiencies in production. ...
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