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Neftali Torres

Bio: Neftali Torres is an academic researcher. The author has contributed to research in topics: Sustainable gardening & Sustainable community. The author has an hindex of 1, co-authored 1 publications receiving 5 citations.

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Dissertation
01 May 2014

5 citations


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TL;DR: In this paper, a review of the existing literature on lean and sustainable constructions is presented, in an effort to establish the relationships and synergies between the philosophies of lean constructions, and to determine how the lean construction practices contribute to each dimension of sustainability (i.e., environmental, economic, social) during the construction phase of a project.

84 citations

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TL;DR: In this article, a phase-based benchmarking framework for evaluating sustainability practices use focusing on industrial facilities project is presented, and the results show that sustainability practices were implemented higher in the construction and startup phases relative to other phases, with a very broad range.
Abstract: Despite the efforts for sustainability studies in building and infrastructure construction, the sustainability issues in industrial construction remain understudied. Further, few studies evaluate sustainability and benchmark sustainability issues in industrial construction from a management perspective. This study presents a phase-based benchmarking framework for evaluating sustainability practices use focusing on industrial facilities project. Based on the framework, this study quantifies and assesses sustainability practices use, and further sorts the results by project phase and major project characteristics, including project type, project nature, and project delivery method. The results show that sustainability practices were implemented higher in the construction and startup phases relative to other phases, with a very broad range. An assessment by project type and project nature showed significant differences in sustainability practices use, but no significant difference in practices use by project delivery method. This study contributes to providing a benchmarking method for sustainability practices in industrial facilities projects at the project phase level. This study also discusses and provides an application of phase-based benchmarking for sustainability in industrial construction.

13 citations

Proceedings ArticleDOI
06 Jul 2020
TL;DR: In this article, the authors present a review of the literature of the main studies that address the implementation of Lean principles and environmental sustainability management and propose a model for evaluating sustainable management performance in building projects where Lean tools are implemented.
Abstract: In recent years, sustainability management has become very important in order to achieve the goal that present and future generations can live in a better world, where economic, social and environmental aspects are balanced in harmony. On the other hand, there is a large amount of literature that shows that the application of Lean tools improves the indicators of work accidents and optimizes the management of resources in the project life cycle, making them more sustainable. In fact, experiences of the application of Lean principles and sustainable tools have been disseminated, but few studies have addressed a proposal for a framework or methodology that systematically integrates both approaches. This article presents a review of the literature of the main studies that address the implementation of Lean principles and environmental sustainability management. and proposes a model for evaluating sustainable management performance in building projects where Lean tools are implemented. The methodology used is based on a literature review, in which information was gathered from the documents of the International Conference on Lean Construction (IGLC) and a set of specialized journals on the topics of Lean Construction, Sustainable Management and key performance indicators (KPIs).This document aims to develop a model for evaluating the performance of Environmental sustainability, integrating Lean Construction and Sustainable Management in buildings, using the Delphi method, to reduce damage and unnecessary use of natural resources.

2 citations

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TL;DR: In this article, the authors conducted qualitative descriptive research via literary review, interviews, and surveys to 206 participants from 38 countries to evaluate the contribution of lean construction to the scope of the qualification criteria of the rating systems and the perceptions of project developers regarding the certification processes and their synergistic application with lean construction.
Abstract: Sustainable building rating systems are developed to reduce the environmental impact of construction and contribute to sustainable development. However, these prioritize the criteria associated with the operation phase, giving less relevance to the sustainability of the construction stage; even certified buildings are built using conventional methods under inefficient and unsustainable processes. Lean construction (LC) arises to improve the neglected aspects of efficiency, contributing to sustainability in the construction phase. LC and sustainable building rating systems are initiatives that are independently developed without an understanding of how their joint implementation can enhance the achievement of their objectives; experts agree that limited understanding of concepts and concern about cost foil their integration. This research aimed to review the contribution of LC to the scope of the qualification criteria of the rating systems and the perceptions of project developers regarding the certification processes and their synergistic application with LC by conducting qualitative descriptive research via literary review, interviews, and surveys to 206 participants from 38 countries. As a result, there is a general lack of conceptual knowledge and a lack of academic research that shows the benefits of LC for reducing environmental impacts during the construction phase and the scope of qualification criteria. Even in an environment of misinformation, developers perceive an opportunity and a positive feeling about it in their joint application (sentiment analysis in Orange3).

2 citations