Synergy between Principles of Lean Thinking and BIM Functionalities in Interdisciplinarity of Management in Industrial Plants

Daniel Luiz de Mattos Nascimento, Elisa Dominguez Sotelino, Rodrigo Goyanes Gusmão Caiado, Paulo ivson, Pedro Saieg Faria


There is a real need for decreased waste and rework in the construction industry, especially for organizations to become globally competitive. A solution to these challenges is proposed in this research, from an interdisciplinary management model in construction projects through integration between principles of Lean Thinking and BIM functionalities within the PDCA cycle. Some technologies are explored to centralize, analyze and provide a technological decision-making process on the required information for continuous improvement and incremental of production planning and control. The initial stage of investigation explains concepts about related works from literature and documents with qualitative character. Then, four case studies, observing in practice the application of the Digital Obeya Room Framework at different stages of the life cycle of industrial plants construction. The main contribution is in the evaluation of which principles and features are more exploited from the synergy of this integration in the proposed model. Among them stand-out the standardization, establishment of continuous improvement, visual management and production system design pulled of the value chain.


BIM, Industrial Construction, Interdisciplinary Management, Lean Thinking, PDCA Cycle


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