The advent of the “fourth industrial revolution” or Industry 4.0 is reshaping the manufacturing sector, and in turn, it has started to influence the architecture-engineering-construction (AEC) industry. We believe that for Lean Construction to keep evolving and serving the AEC industry, it must embrace the changes propelled by Industry 4.0, but maintain the people-processes-technology triad at its core. We argue that a shift towards Lean Construction 4.0 is needed, paying attention to the synergies between production management theory and digital/smart technologies.
this webinar, we discuss the challenges of adopting Industry 4.0 in the AEC
industry and the role that Lean Construction can have for an effective
uptake. We will also advance some of our reflections on the Lean
Construction 4.0 book that we will publish in 2022 through Taylor &