Lean and Cleaner Production

Applications in Prefabrication to Reduce Carbon Emissions

Authors: Wu, Peng, Low, Sui Pheng

  • Offers an innovative approach to applying the Lean Production Philosophy to reduce carbon emissions
  • Includes checklists to help precast concrete manufacturers and contractors to identify sources of carbon emissions
  • Provides step-by-step guidance to help precast concrete manufacturers and contractors to improve environmental performance in the building life cycle
  • Includes tips on how construction-related firms can perform better in sustainability-based rating systems, such as the Singapore Green Labelling Scheme and the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) Green Mark Scheme
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About this book

This book explains how in moving towards Cleaner Production, the Lean Production Philosophy can be applied to reduce carbon emissions in prefabrication - one major source of the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions which contribute to global climate change. This book examines theories and principles in the Lean Production Philosophy to develop situation-based carbon reduction strategies for precast concrete manufacturers and contractors in terms of Site layout, Supply Chain, Production, Stocks and Installation Management. It presents the empirical findings of surveys and case studies with managers and professionals working for precasters and contractors in Singapore, findings which provide good practical guidance for precast concrete manufacturers and contractors to achieve low carbon emissions and to perform better in many sustainability-based rating systems, such as the Singapore Green Labelling Scheme and the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) Green Mark Scheme.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Wu, Peng (et al.)

    Pages 1-12

  • Sustainable Development and Global Climate Change

    Wu, Peng (et al.)

    Pages 13-45

  • Modelling the Lean Production Philosophy

    Wu, Peng (et al.)

    Pages 47-65

  • The Precast Concrete Industry

    Wu, Peng (et al.)

    Pages 67-90

  • Modelling for the Lean Production Philosophy

    Wu, Peng (et al.)

    Pages 91-126

Buy this book

eBook $139.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-642-42062-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-42061-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $179.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-662-52523-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Lean and Cleaner Production
Book Subtitle
Applications in Prefabrication to Reduce Carbon Emissions
Authors
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-42062-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-42062-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-42061-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-52523-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 344
Number of Illustrations and Tables
45 b/w illustrations, 31 illustrations in colour
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