IMPLEMENTATION OF LEAN CONSTRUCTION PRINCIPLES FOR A COLLECTIVE ENHANCEMENT OF PROJECT SUCCESS IN UGANDA
Globally, the cost of construction is escalating and the related industry practices are still regarded as wasteful. Despite the benefits that come along with lean construction concepts and practices worldwide, its adoption generally is still at the incipient stage, particularly in developing countries like Uganda. Moreover, many projects have experienced several problems like; time delays, cost overruns and the generation of massive amounts of waste. Many construction companies in the country are being faced with challenges of non-value adding activities that need to be addressed for the industry to gain substantial benefits from the processes. This research investigates the implementation of lean construction principles for a collective enhancement of project success for Uganda as a developing country. A systematic review methodology was adopted to critically identify the diverse lean construction concepts, and a contextual rationalization of the lean construction benefits appropriate for Uganda was developed. Secondary data was used for the study. Data was collected from published journal papers, conference papers, text books and was analysed. From the study it is evident that Uganda’s construction industry has not yet substantially embraced the lean construction principles.
Lean Construction, Project Success, Waste Reduction, Uganda