Portrait of Professor Lauri Koskela Professor Lauri Koskela

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Biography

Lauri Koskela joined the University of Huddersfield in October 2014 when he was nominated Professor of Construction and Project Management. Previously he worked at the University of Salford as Professor of Lean, Theory Based Project and Production Management. Prior that he was involved in applied research at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland.

Since 1991, Lauri has been involved in research on lean construction. His research has focused especially on the theories of production management as well as project management, underlying lean construction. Since 2005, he has researched theory of design. He has promoted the view that design theorizing started already in Antiquity, with the method of analysis (from geometry) and rhetoric as the first models of design by analogy. It is contended by him that these two models still provide a superior understanding on design.

Lauri is a founding and continuously active member of the International Group for Lean Construction.

With more than 7800 citations according to Google Scholar, Lauri is one of the most cited scholars in construction management and allied fields.

Research and Scholarship

Current research topics:

  • Lean construction
  • Target value design
  • Visual management
  • Construction product management
  • Design management
  • Theory of design
  • Theory of production
  • Relevance of managerial research

 

Publications and Other Research Outputs

2017

Formoso, C., Sommer, L., Koskela, L. and Isatto, E. (2017) ‘Identifikasjon og analyse av making do-sløsing på byggeplasser’. In: Lean Construction: Forstå og forbedre prosjektbasert produksjon. Bergen: Fagbokforlaget. pp. 243-253. ISBN 9788245021073

Tezel, A., Koskela, L. and Aziz, Z. (2017) ‘Lean Construction in Small-Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs): An Exploration of the Highways Supply Chain’. In: 25th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction, 9th-12th July 2017, Heraklion, Greece , pp. 845-851

Murata, K., Tezel, A., Koskela, L. and Tzortzopoulos, P. (2017) ‘An Application of Control Theory to Visual Management for Organizational Communication in Construction’. In: 25th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction, 9th-12th July 2017, Heraklion, Greece , pp. 185-191

Koskela, L., Pikas, E., Niiranen, J., Ferrantelli, A. and Dave, B. (2017) ‘On Epistemology of Construction Engineering and Management’. In: 25th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction, 9th-12th July 2017, Heraklion, Greece , pp. 169-176

Tezel, A., Gosling, J., Kumar, M. and Koskela, L. (2017) ‘Transition from Engineer-to-Order (EtO) to Assembly-to-Order (AtO) in Civil Infrastructure Projects: An Exploration of the Highways Supply Chain’. In: EurOMA 2017, 1st-5th July, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland

Formoso, C., Sommer, L., Koskela, L. and Isatto, E. (2017) ‘The identification and analysis of making-do waste: insights from two Brazilian construction sitesAmbiente Construido (Built Environment) , 17 (3), pp. 183-197. ISSN 1678-8621

Pikas, E., Kurnitski, J., Thalfeldt, M. and Koskela, L. (2017) ‘Cost-benefit analysis of nZEB energy efficiency strategies with on-site photovoltaic generationEnergy , 128, pp. 291-301. ISSN 0360-5442

Pikas, E., Koskela, L. and Sepp�nen, O. (2017) ‘Design Management in a Design Office: Solving the Problem of Relevance’. In: 25th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction, 9th-12th July 2017, Heraklion, Greece , pp. 547-554

Tezel, A., Koskela, L. and Tzortzopoulos, P. (2017) Continuous Improvement Cells in the Highways Supply Chain: Benefits and Challenges University of Huddersfield

Biotto, C., Kagioglou, M., Koskela, L. and Tzortzopoulos, P. (2017) ‘Comparing Production Design Activities and Location-Based Planning Tools’. In: 25th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction, 9th-12th July 2017, Heraklion, Greece , pp. 705-712

Pikas, E., Koskela, L. and Sepp�nen, O. (2017) ‘Design Management in a Design Office: Development of the Model for 'To-Be'’. In: 25th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction, 9th-12th July 2017, Heraklion, Greece , pp. 555-562

Pikas, E., Koskela, L. and Liias, R. (2017) ‘Design Management in a Design Office: Development of the Knowledge Base’. In: 25th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction, 9th-12th July 2017, Heraklion, Greece , pp. 539-546

B�lviken, T., Aslesen, S., Kalsaas, B. and Koskela, L. (2017) ‘A Balanced Dashboard for Production Planning and Control’. In: 25th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction, 9th-12th July 2017, Heraklion, Greece , pp. 621-628

Biotto, C., Kagioglou, M., Koskela, L. and Tzortzopoulos, P. (2017) ‘A consideration of Boundary Objects as a means of Integrating Design and Construction – A Case Study’. In: 5th International Workshop When Social Science Meets Lean and BIM, 26-27 of January 2017, Aalborg, Denmark , pp. 52-59

Koskela, L (2017) ‘Why is management research irrelevant?Construction Management and Economics , 35 (1-2), pp. 4-23. ISSN 0144-6193

B�lviken, T. and Koskela, L. (2017) ‘Book Review: This is Lean – Resolving the Efficiency Paradox by Niklas Modig and Pär ÅhlströmLean Construction journal , 2017, pp. 49-52. ISSN 1555-1369

2016

Kemmer, S., Biotto, C., Chaves, F., Koskela, L. and Tzortzopoulos, P. (2016) ‘Implementing last planner in the context of social housing retrofitProc. 24th Ann. Conf. of the Int’l. Group for Lean Construction, Boston, MA, USA , pp. 83-92.

Miron, L., Talebi, S., Koskela, L. and Tezel, A. (2016) ‘Evaluation of Continuous Improvement Programmes’. In: 24th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction, 18th - 24th July 2016, Boston, USA , pp. 23-32

Tezel, A., Aziz, Z., Koskela, L. and Tzortzopoulos, P. (2016) ‘Benefits of Visual Management in the Transportation Sector’. In: 24th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction, 18th - 24th July 2016, Boston, USA , pp. 123-132

Tezel, A., Aziz, Z., Koskela, L. and Tzortzopoulos, P. (2016) ‘Visual Management Condition in Highways Construction Projects in England’. In: 24th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction, 18th - 24th July 2016, Boston, USA , pp. 133-142

Tezel, A., Koskela, L. and Tzortzopoulos, P. (2016) ‘Visual Management in production management: a literature synthesisJournal of Manufacturing Technology Management , 27 (6), pp. 766-799. ISSN 1741-038X

Tauriainen, M., Marttinen, P., Dave, B. and Koskela, L. (2016) ‘BIM and lean construction change design management practices’. In: Creative Construction Conference 2016, 24th - 28th June 2016, Hotel Fagus, Sopron, Hungary

Talebi, S., Koskela, L., Shelbourn, M. and Tzortzopoulos, P. (2016) ‘Critical Review of Tolerance Management in Construction’. In: 24th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction, 18th - 24th July 2016, Boston, USA , pp. 63-72

B�lviken, T. and Koskela, L. (2016) ‘Why Hasn’t Waste Reduction Conquered Construction?’. In: 24th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction, 18th - 24th July 2016, Boston, USA , pp. 3-12

Pikas, E., Koskela, L., Treldal, N., Ballard, G. and Liias, R. (2016) ‘Collaboration in Design – Justification, Characteristics and Related Concepts’. In: 24th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction, 18th - 24th July 2016, Boston, USA , pp. 143-152

Koskela, L., Rooke, J. and Siriwardena, M. (2016) ‘Evaluation of the Promotion of Through-Life Management in Public Private Partnerships for InfrastructureSustainability , 8 (6), p. 552. ISSN 2071-1050

Pikas, E., Koskela, L., Singh, V., Dave, B., Liias, R. and Sacks, R. (2016) ‘Application of the Domain Theory to Warehouse Concept Development: A Case Study’. In: Proceedings of the CIB World Building Congress 2016: Volume V - Advancing Products and Services. : Tampere University of Technology. Department of Civil Engineering. pp. 374-385. ISBN 978-952-15-3745-5

Kroll, E. and Koskela, L. (2016) ‘Explicating concepts in reasoning from function to form by two-step innovative abductionsArtificial Intelligence for Engineering Design, Analysis and Manufacturing , 30 (02), pp. 125-137. ISSN 0890-0604

Kroll, E. and Koskela, L. (2016) ‘Explicating concepts in reasoning from function to form by two-step innovative abductionsArtificial Intelligence for Engineering Design, Analysis and Manufacturing , 30 (02), pp. 125-137. ISSN 0890-0604

Koskela, L., Pikas, E., Gomes, D., Biotto, C., Talebi, S., Rahim, N. and Tzortzopoulos, P. (2016) ‘Towards Shared Understanding on Common Ground, Boundary Objects and Other Related Concepts’. In: The 24th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction, 18th - 24th July 2016, Boston, USA , pp. 63-72

Tezel, A., Aziz, Z., Koskela, L. and Tzortzopoulos, P. (2016) ‘Visual management condition in highways construction projects in England’. In: Proceedings of the 24th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction. : IGLC. pp. 133-142.

Murata, K., Nakajima, K., Kinoshita, K., Tezel, A., Koskela, L., Tzortzopoulos, P. and Katayama, H. (2016) ‘Investigation of Visual Management Cases in Construction by an Analytical Framework from Manufacturing’. In: Proceedings of the 45th International Conference on Computers & Industrial Engineering. Metz, France: Curran Associates. pp. 744-751. ISBN 9781510817456

Kroll, E. and Koskela, L. (2016) ‘Applying the proto-theory of design to explain and modify the parameter analysis method of conceptual designInternational Journal of Design Creativity and Innovation , 4 (1), pp. 1-25. ISSN 2165-0349

Stratton, R., Koskela, L., AlSehaimi, A. and Koskenvesa, A. (2016) ‘Applying manufacturing flow theory to construction management’. In: Theory of constraints in practice : 2009 - 2015. : TOCPA. .

Dave, B., Kubler, S., Fr�mling, K. and Koskela, L. (2016) ‘Opportunities for enhanced lean construction management using Internet of Things standardsAutomation in Construction , 61, pp. 86-97. ISSN 0926-5805

2015

Tezel, A., Koskela, L., Tzortzopoulos, P., Formoso, C. and Alves, T. (2015) ‘Visual Management in Brazilian Construction Companies: Taxonomy and Guidelines for ImplementationJournal of Management in Engineering , 31 (6). ISSN 0742-597X

Koskela, L (2015) ‘Where Rhetoric and Lean Meet’. In: Proceedings of the 23rd Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction. Perth, Australia: IGLC.net. pp. 527-535.

Gomes Miron, L., Kaushik, A. and Koskela, L. (2015) ‘Target Value Design: The Challenge of Value Generation’. In: Proceedings of the 23rd Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction. Perth, Australia: IGLC.net. pp. 815-825.

Dave, B., H�m�l�inen, J., Kemmer, S., Koskela, L. and Koskenvesa, A. (2015) ‘Suggestions to Improve Lean Construction Planning’. In: Proceedings of the 23rd Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction. Perth, Australia: IGLC.net. pp. 193-202.

Formoso, C., B�lviken, T., Rooke, J. and Koskela, L. (2015) ‘A Conceptual Framework for the Prescriptive Causal Analysis of Construction Waste’. In: Proceedings of the 23rd Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction. Perth, Australia: IGLC.net. pp. 454-461.

Pikas, E., Koskela, L., Dave, B. and Liias, R. (2015) ‘Case Study on Design Management: Inefficiencies and Possible Remedies’. In: Proceedings of the 23rd Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction. Perth, Australia: IGLC.net. pp. 547-557.

Sj�gren Leong, M., Ward, S. and Koskela, L. (2015) ‘Towards an Operational Definition of Lean Construction Onsite’. In: Proceedings of the 23rd Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction. Perth, Australia: IGLC.net. pp. 507-516.

Dave, B., Kubler, S., Pikas, E., Holmstr�m, J., Singh, V., Fr�mling, K., Koskela, L. and Peltokorp, A. (2015) ‘Intelligent Products: Shifting the Production Control Logic in Construction (With Lean and BIM)’. In: Proceedings of the 23rd Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction. Perth, Australia: IGLC.net. pp. 341-350.

B�lviken, T., Aslesen, S. and Koskela, L. (2015) ‘What is a good plan?’. In: Proceedings of the 23rd Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction. Perth, Australia: IGLC.net. pp. 93-102.

Pikas, E., Koskela, L., Thalfeldt, M., Dave, B. and Kurnitski, J. (2015) ‘Complexity in Designing Energy Efficient Buildings: Towards Understanding Decision Networks in Design’. In: Proceedings of the 23rd Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction. Perth, Australia: IGLC.net. pp. 213-222.

Kroll, E. and Koskela, L. (2015) ‘On Abduction in Design’. In: Design Computing and Cognition '14. London, UK: Springer. pp. 327-344. ISBN 978-3-319-14955-4

Koskela, L (2015) ‘BIM and Lean Construction - a clear synergyBIM Today , 2015 (2), pp. 58-59.

Dave, B., H�m�l�inen, J. and Koskela, L. (2015) ‘Exploring the Recurrent Problems in the Last Planner Implementation on Construction Projects’. In: Proceedings of the Indian Lean Construction Conference (ILCC 2015), February 6-7, 2015, Mumbai, India

2014

Ballard, G., Howell, G. and Koskela, L. (2014) ‘A teoria implícita do gerenciamento de projetos está obsoletaMundo Project Management , 10 (60), pp. 34-43. ISSN 1807-8095

Taggart, M., Koskela, L. and Rooke, J. (2014) ‘An improvement strategy for the defects and rework management process within an SME: An action research’. In: Proceedings of the 30th Annual ARCOM Conference. Portsmouth, UK: ARCOM. pp. 1059-1068. ISBN 978-0-9552390-8-3

Koskela, L. and Howell, G. (2014) ‘Teoria de Gerenciamento de Projetos: Explicação para novos Métodos - Last Planner & ScrumMundo Project Management , 10 (58), pp. 62-70. ISSN 1807-8095

Taggart, M., Koskela, L. and Rooke, J. (2014) ‘The role of the supply chain in the elimination and reduction of construction rework and defects: an action research approachConstruction Management and Economics , 32 (7-8), pp. 829-842. ISSN 0144-6193

Melo, R., Kaushik, A., Koskela, L., Granja, A., Keraminiyage, K. and Tzortzopoulos, P. (2014) ‘Target costing in construction: a comparative study’. In: 22nd Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction. : IGLC. pp. 183-194.

Kirchbach, K., Koskela, L. and Gehbauer, F. (2014) ‘Digital Kanban for Earthwork Site Management’. In: Proceedings of the 22nd Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction. Oslo, Norway: International Group for Lean Construction. pp. 663-676. ISBN 978-82-321-0459-8

B�lviken, T., Rooke, J. and Koskela, L. (2014) ‘The Wastes of Production in Construction – a TFV Based Taxonomy’. In: Proceedings of the 22nd Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction. Oslo, Norway: International Group for Lean Construction. pp. 811-822. ISBN 978-82-321-0459-8

Dave, B., Kubler, S., Fr�mling, K. and Koskela, L. (2014) ‘Addressing information flow in lean production management and control in construction’. In: Proceedings of the 22nd Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction. Oslo, Norway: International Group for Lean Construction. pp. 581-592. ISBN 978-82-321-0459-8

de Souza, D. and Koskela, L. (2014) ‘Interfaces, Flows, and Problems of Construction Supply Chains – A Case Study in Brazil’. In: Proceedings of the 22nd Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction. Oslo, Norway: International Group for Lean Construction. pp. 1095-1108. ISBN 978-82-321-0459-8

Kemmer, S. and Koskela, L. (2014) ‘Understanding Production Management of Refurbishment Projects of a Housing Association – an Exploratory Case Study’. In: Proceedings of the 22nd Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction. Oslo, Norway: International Group for Lean Construction. pp. 651-662. ISBN 978-82-321-0459-8

Kalsaas, B., Koskela, L., Saurin, T. and Drevland, F. (2014) Proceedings of the 22nd Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction . IGLC 2014. Oslo, Norway: IGLC & Akademika forlag. ISBN 978-82-321-0461-1

Kroll, E. and Koskela, L. (2014) ‘On the problem of abduction in design’. In: Sixth International Conference on Design Computing and Cognition DCC'14, 23-25th June 2014, University College London

Koskela, L., Howell, G., Pikas, E. and Dave, B. (2014) ‘If CPM is so bad, why have we been using it so long?’. In: The 22th International Group for Lean Construction conference, June 23-27, 2014, Oslo, Norway , pp. 27-37

Kaushik, A., Keraminiyage, K., Koskela, L., Tzortzopoulos, P. and Hope, G. (2014) ‘Knowledge transfer partnership : Implementation of target value design in the UK construction industry’. In: CIB W55/65/89 International Conference on Construction in a Changing World, 4-7th May 2014, Sri Lanka

Tezel, A., Koskela, L. and Tzortzopoulos, P. (2014) ‘Visual management in industrial construction : a case study’. In: 21st Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction 2012. : Curran Associates. pp. 471-480. ISBN 9781632660183

Koskela, L., Codinhoto, R., Tzortzopoulos, P. and Kagioglou, M. (2014) ‘The Aristotelian Proto-Theory of Design’. In: An Anthology of Theories and Models of Design: Philosophy, Approaches and Empirical Explorations. : Springer. pp. 285-304. ISBN 9781447163374

2013

AlSehaimi, A., Koskela, L. and Tzortzopoulos, P. (2013) ‘Need for Alternative Research Approaches in Construction Management: Case of Delay StudiesJournal of Management in Engineering , 29 (4), pp. 407-413. ISSN 0742-597X

Saurin, T., Rooke, J. and Koskela, L. (2013) ‘A complex systems theory perspective of lean productionInternational Journal of Production Research , 51 (19), pp. 5824-5838. ISSN 0020-7543

Ballard, G. and Koskela, L. (2013) ‘Rhetoric and design’. In: 19th International Conference on Engineering Design ICED 13, 19th-22nd August 2013, Seoul, Korea

Koskela, L. and Ballard, G. (2013) ‘The two pillars of design theory: Method of analysis and rhetoric’. In: 19th International Conference on Engineering Design ICED 13, 19th-22nd August 2013, Seoul, Korea

Tezel, A., Koskela, L. and Tzortzopoulos, P. (2013) ‘Visual Management in Industrial Construction: A Case Study’. In: 21th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction, 31st July - 2nd August 2013, Fortaleza, Brazil , pp. 471-480

Koskela, L., B�lviken, T. and Rooke, J. (2013) ‘Which Are the Wastes of Construction?’. In: 21st Annual Conference of the Internatiional Group for Lean Construction, 31st July-2nd August 2013, Fortazela, Brazil , pp. 3-12

Dave, B., Koskela, L., Kiviniemi, A., Tzortzopoulos, P. and Owen, R. (2013) Implementing lean in construction : lean construction and BIM CIRIA

Koskela, L (2013) ‘Prefácio Lean’. In: Coletânea Lean & Green. Fortaleza, Brazil: C Rolim Engenharia Ltd. p. iv-v. ISBN 9788567158006

AlSehaimi, A., Tzortzopoulos, P. and Koskela, L. (2013) ‘Improving construction management practice with the Last Planner System: a case studyEngineering, Construction and Architectural Management , 21 (1), pp. 51-64. ISSN 0969-9988

Kemmer, S., Koskela, L. and Nyk�nen, V. (2013) Towards a lean model for production management of refurbishment projects Finland: VTT

2012

Koskela, L. and Ballard, G. (2012) ‘Is production outside management?Building Research & Information , 40 (6), pp. 724-737. ISSN 1466-4321

Koskela, L. and Rooke, J. (2012) ‘Why doesn't operations management research deliver?’. In: 1st Annual Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Manufacturing the Future Conference, 19th-20th September 2012, Loughborough, UK

Rooke, J., Koskela, L. and Kagioglou, M. (2012) ‘Lean Health Care: The Success of a Toolkit Depends Also on the People Who Use the ToolsAnnals of Emergency Medicine , 60 (3), pp. 395-396. ISSN 01960644

Koskela, L., Rooke, J., Codinhoto, R. and Kagioglou, M. (2012) ‘Do we need one science of production in healthcare?’. In: HaCIRIC International Conference 2012: Transforming Healthcare Infrastructure and Services in an Age of Austerity,, 19rh-21st September 2012, Cardiff, Wales , pp. 60-66

Rocha, C., Formoso, C., Tzortzopoulos, P., Koskela, L. and Tezel, A. (2012) ‘Design science research in lean construction : process and outcomes’. In: 20th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction : Challenging Lean Construction Thinking: Are we near a Tipping Point?, 18-20th July 2012, San Diego, California, USA

Koskela, L., Sacks, R. and Rooke, J. (2012) ‘A brief history of the concept of waste in production’. In: IGCL 20, 18th-20th July 2012, San Diego, California, USA

Rooke, J., Koskela, L., Howell, G. and Kagioglou, M. (2012) ‘Developing production theory: What issues need to be taken into consideration?’. In: IGCL 20, 18th-20th July 2012, San Diego, California, USA

Kroll, E. and Koskela, L. (2012) ‘Interpreting parameter analysis through the proto-theory of design’. In: Proceedings of DESIGN 2012, the 12th International Design Conference. Dubrovnik, Croatia: The Design Society. pp. 1233-1242.

2011

Arayici, Y., Coates, P., Koskela, L. and Kagioglou, M. (2011) ‘Knowledge and Technology Transfer from Universities to Industries: a Case Study Approach from the Built Environment FieldJournal of Higher Education: Yüksekö?retim Dergisi , 1 (2), pp. 103-110. ISSN 2146-796X;

Pikas, E., Koskela, L., Sapountzis, S., Dave, B. and Owen, R. (2011) ‘Overview of building information modelling in healthcare projects’. In: HaCIRIC International Conference, 26-28th September 2011, The Lowry Hotel, Manchester

Kemmer, S., Koskela, L., Sapountzis, S. and Codinhoto, R. (2011) ‘A lean way of design and production for healthcare construction projects’. In: HaCIRIC International Conference 2011, 26-28th September 2011, The Lowry Hotel, Manchester

Tezel, A., Koskela, L., Tzortzopoulos, P., Koskenvesa, A. and Sahlstedt, S. (2011) ‘An examination of visual management on Finnish construction sites’. In: 19th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction 2011 (IGLC). : International Group for Lean Construction ( IGLC ). pp. 115-124. ISBN 9781622768233

Koskela, L (2011) ‘Fifty years of irrelevance : the wild goose chase of management science’. In: 19th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction 2011 (IGLC). : Curran Associates. pp. 85-96. ISBN 9781622768233

Arayici, Y., Kiviniemi, A., Coates, P., Koskela, L., Kagioglou, M., Usher, C. and O'Reilly, K. (2011) ‘BIM Implementation and Adoption Process for a Small Architectural Practice’. In: FIATECH Conference 2011, 18-20th April 2011, Chandler, Arizona

Arayici, Y., Coates, P., Koskela, L., Kagioglou, M., Usher, C. and O'Reilly, K. (2011) ‘Technology adoption in the BIM implementation for lean architectural practiceAutomation in Construction , 20 (2), pp. 189-195. ISSN 0926-5805

Arayici, Y., Coates, P., Koskela, L., Kagioglou, M., Usher, C. and O'Reilly, K. (2011) ‘BIM adoption and implementation for architectural practicesStructural Survey , 29 (1), pp. 7-25. ISSN 0263-080X

2010

Coates, P., Arayici, Y., Koskela, L., Kagioglou, M., Usher, C. and O'Reilly, K. (2010) ‘The Limitations of BIM in the Architectural Process’. In: ICSU 2010 : First International Conference on Sustainable Urbanization, 15-17th december 2010, Harbour Grand Kowloon, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Coates, P., Arayici, Y. and Koskela, L. (2010) ‘Using the Knowledge Transfer Partnership model as a method of transferring BIM and Lean process related knowledge between academia and industry: A Case Study Approach’. In: Ecobuild America Conference, 6-10th December 2010, Washington D.C. Convention Centre

Koskela, L (2010) ‘On the theory of production in economics and production management’. In: Modern Construction Economics. : Routledge. pp. 80-99. ISBN 978-0415397063

Sacks, R., Koskela, L., Dave, B. and Owen, R. (2010) ‘Interaction of Lean and Building Information Modeling in ConstructionJournal of Construction Engineering and Management , 136 (9), pp. 968-980. ISSN 0733-9364

Koskela, L. and Houvila, P. (2010) ‘Lean and sustainability in construction : a second look’. In: SB10 Finland Sustainable Community - buildingSMART. : Finnish Association of Civil Engineers RIL. pp. 631-633.

Cleary, M., Rooke, J. and Koskela, L. (2010) ‘On a road to promises that work’. In: IGLC 18 : 18th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction, 14-16th July 2010, Haifa, Isreal

Rooke, C., Koskela, L. and Tzortzopoulos, P. (2010) ‘Achieving a lean wayfinding system in complex hospital environments: design and through life-management’. In: 18th IGLC Conference, 14-16th July 2010, Haifa, Israel

Koskela, L., Stratton, R. and Koskenvesa, A. (2010) ‘Last Planner and Critical Chain in Construction Management: Comparative Analysis’. In: IGLC 18 : 18th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction, 14-16th July 2010, Haifa, Isreal

Koskenvesa, A. and Koskela, L. (2010) ‘Waste and labor productivity in production planning case Finnish construction industry’. In: IGLC 18 : 18th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction, 14-16th July 2010, Haifa, Isreal

Slivon, C., Howell, G., Koskela, L. and Rooke, J. (2010) ‘Social Construction: Understanding Construction in a Human Context’. In: IGLC 18 : 18th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction, 14-16th July 2010, Haifa, Isreal

Tezel, A., Koskela, L., Tzortzopoulos, P., Formoso, C., Alves, T., Neto, J., Viana, D. and Mota, B. (2010) ‘Process transparency on construction sites : examples from construction companies in Brazil’. In: 18th IGLC Conference, 14-16th July 2010, Haifa, Israel

Dave, B., Boddy, S. and Koskela, L. (2010) ‘Improving Information Flow within the Production Management System with Web Services’. In: IGLC 18 : 18th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction, 14-16th July 2010, Haifa, Isreal

Tezel, A., Koskela, L., Tzortzopoulos, P., Formoso, C., Viana, D., Mota, B., Alves, T. and Neto, J. (2010) ‘Process Transparency on Construction Sites: Examples from Construction Companies in Brazil’. In: IGLC 18 : 18th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction, 14-16th July 2010, Haifa, Isreal

Rooke, J., Sapountzis, S., Koskela, L., Codinhoto, R. and Kagioglou, M. (2010) ‘Lean Knowledge Management: The Problem of Value’. In: IGLC 18 : 18th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction, 14-16th July 2010, Haifa, Isreal

Rooke, C., Koskela, L. and Tzortzopoulos, P. (2010) ‘Achieving a lean wayfinding system in complex hospital environments: Design and Through-life Management’. In: IGLC 18 : 18th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction, 14-16th July 2010, Haifa, Isreal

Coates, P., Arayici, Y., Koskela, L., Kagioglou, M., Usher, C. and O'Reilly, K. (2010) ‘The key performance indicators of the BIM implementation process’. In: Computing in Civil and Building Engineering, Proceedings of the International Conference. : Nottingham University Press. p. 157. ISBN 9781907284601

Rooke, C., Rooke, J., Koskela, L. and Tzortzopoulos, P. (2010) ‘Using the physical properties of artefacts to manage through?life knowledge flows in the built environment: an initial explorationConstruction Management and Economics , 28 (6), pp. 601-613. ISSN 0144-6193

Coates, P., Arayici, Y., Koskela, L. and Usher, C. (2010) ‘The Changing Perception in the Artefacts used in the Design Practice through BIM Adoption’. In: CIB 2010 World Congress Proceedings. : University of Salford. p. 1037. ISBN 978-1-905732-91-3

Koskela, L., Owen, B. and Dave, B. (2010) ‘Lean construction, building information modelling and sustainability’. In: ERACOBUILD Workshop, 15-16th April 2010, Malmö, Sweden

Tezel, A., Koskela, L. and Tzortzopoulos, P. (2010) Visual management in construction : study report on Brazilian cases University of Salford

2009

Tezel, A., Koskela, L. and Tzortzopoulos, P. (2009) ‘The Functions of Visual Management’. In: International Research Symposium, 2009, Salford, UK

Dave, B. and Koskela, L. (2009) ‘Collaborative knowledge management—A construction case studyAutomation in Construction , 18 (7), pp. 894-902. ISSN 0926-5805

Rooke, J., Koskela, L. and Kagioglou, M. (2009) ‘Informality in organization and research: a review and a proposalConstruction Management and Economics , 27 (10), pp. 913-922. ISSN 0144-6193

Arayici, Y., Coates, P., Koskela, L., Kagioglou, M., Usher, C. and O'Reilly, K. (2009) ‘BIM implementation for an architectural practice’. In: 26th International Conference on Managing IT in Construction : Managing Construction for Tomorrow, 1-3rd October 2009, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey

Ballard, G. and Koskela, L. (2009) ‘Design is a physical process too’. In: DS 58-2: Proceedings of ICED 09. : IECD. pp. 251-262. ISBN 978-1-904670-06-3

AlSehaimi, A., Tzortzopoulos, P. and Koskela, L. (2009) ‘Last planner system : experiences from pilot implementation in the middle east’. In: Proceedings of IGLC 17: 17th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction. : Chien-Ho Ko. . ISBN 9789574165308

Koskela, L. and Rooke, J. (2009) ‘What Triggers Management Innovation?’. In: 17th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction IGLC 17, 15-17th July 2009, Taipei, Taiwan

Sacks, R., Dave, B., Koskela, L. and Owen, R. (2009) ‘Analysis Framework for the Interaction Between Lean Construction and Building Information Modelling’. In: 17th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction IGLC 17, 15-17th July 2009, Taipei, Taiwan

AlSehaimi, A., Tzortzopoulos, P. and Koskela, L. (2009) ‘Last Planner System: Experiences From Pilot Implementation in the Middle East’. In: 17th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction IGLC 17, 15-17th July 2009, Taipei, Taiwan

Koskela, L. and Tommelein, I. (2009) ‘The Economic Theory of Production Conceals Opportunities for Sustainability Improvement’. In: 17th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction IGLC 17, 15-17th July 2009, Taipei, Taiwan

Tzortzopoulos, P., Codinhoto, R., Kagioglou, M., Rooke, J. and Koskela, L. (2009) ‘The gaps between healthcare service and building design: a state of the art reviewAmbiente Construido (Built Environment) , 9 (2), pp. 47-55. ISSN 1678-8621

Tezel, A., Koskela, L. and Tzortzopoulos, P. (2009) ‘Visual Management : a general overview’. In: Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Construction in the 21st Century. : CITC. . ISBN 1-884342-02-3

Ruikar, K., Koskela, L. and Sexton, M. (2009) ‘Communities of practice in construction case study organisations: Questions and insightsConstruction Innovation: Information, Process, Management , 9 (4), pp. 434-448. ISSN 1471-4175

Rooke, C., Tzortzopoulos, P., Koskela, L. and Rooke, J. (2009) ‘Wayfinding : embedding knowledge in hospital environments’. In: HaCIRIC International Conference 2009 - Improving healthcare infrastructures through innovation, 2-3rd April 2009, Hilton Metropole Hotel, Brighton

Tzortzopoulos, P., Codinhoto, R., Rooke, J., Kagioglou, M. and Koskela, L. (2009) ‘Design for operational efficiency : the case study of a hospital redevelopment’. In: HaCIRIC International Conference 2009 - Improving healthcare infrastructures through innovation, 2-3rd April 2009, Hilton Metropole Hotel, Brighton

Forgues, D. and Koskela, L. (2009) ‘The influence of a collaborative procurement approach using integrated design in construction on project team performanceInternational Journal of Managing Projects in Business , 2 (3), pp. 370-385. ISSN 1753-8378

Forgues, D., Koskela, L. and Lejeune, A. (2009) ‘Information technology as boundary object for transformational learningJournal of Information Technology in Construction (ITCon) , 14, pp. 48-58. ISSN 1874-4753

Koskela, L., Rooke, J. and Siriwardena, M. (2009) ‘Position paper on theory in through life management’. In: International built and Human Environment Research Week (IRW) 2009: International Research Symposium, 27-28th January 2009, The Lowry, Salford Quays, Greater Manchester, UK.

Rooke, C., Rooke, J., Koskela, L. and Tzortzopoulos, P. (2009) ‘Accounting for knowledge embedded in physical objects and environments: The role of artefacts in transferring knowledge’. In: International Built & Human Environment Research Week (IRW) 2009: 9th International Post-Graduate Research Conference (IPGRC). : University of Salford. pp. 286-298.

2008

Rooke, C., Tzortzopoulos, P. and Koskela, L. (2008) A review of the existing Wayfinding strategy for Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust University of Salford

Dave, B., Koskela, L., Kagioglou, M. and Bertelsen, S. (2008) ‘A critical look at integrating people, process and information systems within the construction sector’. In: 16th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction (IGLC-16), 16-18th July 2008, Manchester

Lawlor-Wright, T., Tzortzopoulos, P., Codinhoto, R., Kagioglou, M. and Koskela, L. (2008) ‘From performance targets to service design and healthcare infrastructure’. In: 16th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction (IGLC-16), 16-18th July 2008, Manchester

Koskela, L., Siriwardena, M. and Rooke, J. (2008) ‘Through-Life Management of Built Facilities: Towards a Framework for Analysis’. In: 16th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction (IGLC-16), 16-18th July 2008, Manchester

Koskela, L (2008) ‘Which Kind of Science Is Construction Management?’. In: 16th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction IGLC 16, 16-18th July 2008, Manchester

Codinhoto, R., Tzortzopoulos, P., Rooke, J., Kagioglou, M. and Koskela, L. (2008) ‘Facilitators and Barriers to the Integration of Healthcare Service and Building Design’. In: 16th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction (IGLC-16), 16-18th July 2008, Manchester

Codinhoto, R., Tzortzopoulos, P., Rooke, J., Kagioglou, M. and Koskela, L. (2008) ‘Facilitators and barriers to the integration of healthcare service and building design’. In: 16th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction (IGLC-16), 16-18th July 2008, Manchester

Rooke, J., Seymour, D., Koskela, L., Bertelsen, S., Owen, R. and Cleary, M. (2008) ‘Enquiry Pull Research: An Ethnomethodological Approach to Lean Construction Research or a Lean Approach to Ethnomethodological Research’. In: 16th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction (IGLC-16), 16-18th July 2008, Manchester

Tezel, A., Koskela, L. and Tzortzopoulos, P. (2008) ‘Visual management in lean construction’. In: 8th International Postgraduate Research Conference (IPGRC 08) - BUHU Proceedings. : Czech Technical University. pp. 201-219.

Rooke, C., Tzortzopoulos, P., Koskela, L. and Rooke, J. (2008) ‘Accounting for knowledge embedded in artefacts within healthcare settings: Defining the direction of the research’. In: Salford Postgraduate Annual Research Conference, 8-9th may 2008, Salford, Greater Manchester.

Koskela, L. and Dave, B. (2008) ‘Editorial: Process and ITConstruction Innovation: Information, Process, Management , 8 (4), pp. 244-249. ISSN 1471-4175

Tzortzopoulos, P., Codinhoto, R., Kagioglou, M. and Koskela, L. (2008) ‘Design for operational efficiency - linking building and service design in healthcare environments’. In: HaCIRIC Symposium, 4-5th April 2008, London

Rooke, J., Molloy, E., Sinclair, M., Koskela, L., Siriwardena, M., Kagioglou, M. and Siemieniuch, C. (2008) ‘Models and metaphors: complexity theory and through-life management in the built environmentArchitectural Engineering and Design Management , 4 (1), pp. 47-57. ISSN 17452007

Siriwardena, M., Rooke, J., Koskela, L., Kagioglou, M., McDermott, P., Sexton, M. and Aouad, G. (2008) ‘Procurers, Providers and Users (PPU): towards a meta-role model for conceptualising product-service in the built environment’. In: BEAR 2008 Building Resilience, 11-15th February 2008, Heritance Kandalama, Sri Lanka

Siriwardena, M., Rooke, J., Koskela, L., Kagioglou, M., McDermott, P., Sexton, M. and Aouad, G. (2008) ‘Procurers, providers and users (PPU): towards a meta role model for conceptualisin product service in the built environment’. In: International Conference on Building Education and Research (BEAR) "Building Resilience, 11-15th February 2008, Sri Lanka

Forgues, D. and Koskela, L. (2008) ‘Can procurement affect design performanceJournal of Construction Procurement , 14 (2), pp. 130-141. ISSN 1358-9180

Tzortzopoulos, P., Codinhoto, R., Kagioglou, M. and Koskela, L. (2008) ‘Design for operational efficiency - linking building and service design in healthcare environments’. In: II Encuentro Latino-americano de Gestión y Economía de la Construcción, 24-25th January 2008, Santiago, Chile

2007

Rooke, J., Koskela, L. and Seymour, D. (2007) ‘Producing things or production flows? Ontological assumptions in the thinking of managers and professionals in constructionConstruction Management and Economics , 25 (10), pp. 1077-1085. ISSN 0144-6193

Bertelsen, S., Henrich, G., Koskela, L. and Rooke, J. (2007) ‘Construction Physics’. In: 15th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction IGLC 15, July 2007, Michigan State University, East Lansing

Rooke, J., Molloy, E., Sinclair, M., Koskela, L., Kagioglou, M., Siriwardena, M. and Siemieniuch, C. (2007) ‘Models and metaphors: some applications of complexity theory for design, construction and property management’. In: CIB World Building Congress: Construction for Development, 14-17th May 2007, Cape Town International Conference Centre.

Koskela, L. and Kagioglou, M. (2007) ‘The proto-theory of design: the method of analysis of the ancient GeometersStrojarstvo , 49, pp. 145-152. ISSN 0562-1887

2006

Koskela, L., Howell, G. and Lichtig, W. (2006) ‘Contracts and production’. In: CIB W92 Symposium on Sustainability and Value through Construction Procurement, 29th November - 2nd December 2006, Digital World Centre, Salford Quays.

Rooke, J., Koskela, L., Siriwardena, M., Ruikar, K., Kagioglou, M., Sexton, M., McDermott, P. and Aouad, G. (2006) ‘Researching decision support: What do we need to know?’. In: Symposium on Sustainability and Value Through Construction Procurement, 29th November - 2nd December 2006, Digital World Centre, Salford, UK.

Rooke, J. and Koskela, L. (2006) ‘Seeking evidence for the role of ontological assumptions in the thinking of managers and professionals’. In: 2nd Built Environment Education Conference (BEECON 2006), 12-13th September 2006, The Bonnington Hotel, Bloomsbury, London,

Koskela, L (2006) ‘Foundations of concurrent engineering’. In: Concurrent Engineering in Construction Projects. : Routledge. pp. 12-29. ISBN 9780415394888

Koskela, L. and Kagioglou, M. (2006) ‘On the Metaphysics of Management’. In: Proceedings IGLC-14, July 2006, Santiago, Chile. : IGLC. pp. 1-13.

Bertelsen, S., Koskela, L., Henrich, G. and Rooke, J. (2006) ‘Critical Flow – Towards a Construction Flow Theory’. In: Proceedings IGLC-14, July 2006, Santiago, Chile. : IGLC. pp. 31-40.

Codinhoto, R., Koskela, L., Tzortzopoulos, P. and Kagioglou, M. (2006) ‘How Analysis and Synthesis Have Been Understood in Design’. In: Proceedings of IGLC 14: 14th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction. : IGLC. pp. 121-134.

Henrich, G., Abbott, C. and Koskela, L. (2006) ‘Drivers for Innovation in Production Management’. In: Proceedings of IGLC 14: 14th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction. : IGLC. pp. 533-541.

Owen, R., Koskela, L., Henrich, G. and Codinhoto, R. (2006) ‘Is Agile Project Management Applicable to Construction?’. In: Proceedings IGLC-14, July 2006, Santiago, Chile. : IGLC. pp. 51-66.

Codinhoto, R., Koskela, L., Kagioglou, M., Aouad, G., Baldry, D., Tzortzopoulos, P., Siriwardena, M. and Sapountzis, S. (2006) How Lean principles can be applied to the development process of educational programs? University of Salford

Koskela, L. and Ballard, G. (2006) ‘Should project management be based on theories of economics or production?Buliding Research and Information , 34 (2), pp. 154-163. ISSN 0961-3218

Rischmoller, L., Alarc�n, L. and Koskela, L. (2006) ‘Improving Value Generation in the Design Process of Industrial Projects Using CAVTJournal of Management in Engineering , 22 (2), pp. 52-60. ISSN 0742-597X

2005

Pannanen, A. and Koskela, L. (2005) ‘Necessary and unnecessary complexity in construction’. In: 1st International Conference on Built Environment Complexity - BECON 2005, 11-14th September 2005, Liverpool, UK

Bertelsen, S. and Koskela, L. (2005) ‘Approaches to Managing Complexity in Project Production’. In: 13th International Group for Lean Construction Conference, 19-21st July 2005, Sydney, Australia

Henrich, G., Tilley, P. and Koskela, L. (2005) ‘Context of Production Control in Construction’. In: 13th International Group for Lean Construction Conference, 19-21st July 2005, Sydney, Australia

Vrijhoef, R. and Koskela, L. (2005) ‘Revisiting the Three Peculiarities of Production in Construction’. In: 13th International Group for Lean Construction Conference, 19-21st July 2005, Sydney, Australia

Koskela, L. and Kagioglou, M. (2005) ‘On the Metaphysics of Production’. In: 13th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction, 19-21st July 2005, Sydney, Australia

Koskenvesa, A. and Koskela, L. (2005) ‘Introducing last planner : Finnish experiences’. In: Understanding the construction business and companies in the new milennium. : VTT – Technical Research Centre of Finland. pp. 95-107. ISBN 952-5004-62-7

Ballard, G., Koskela, L., Howell, G. and Tommelein, I. (2005) ‘Discussion of “Improving Labor Flow Reliability for Better Productivity as Lean Construction Principle” by H. Randolph Thomas, Michael J. Horman, R. Edward Minchin Jr., and Dong ChenJournal of Construction Engineering and Management , 131 (5), pp. 615-616. ISSN 0733-9364

2004

Koskela, L (2004) ‘Moving on - beyond lean thinkingLean Construction journal , 1 (1), pp. 24-37. ISSN 1555-1369

Koskela, L (2004) ‘Making-Do — the Eighth Category of Waste’. In: 12th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction, 3-5th August 2004, Helsingor, Denmark

2003

Koskela, L. and Kazi, A. (2003) ‘Information technology in construction : how to realise the benefits’. In: Sociotechnical and Human Cognition Elements of Information Systems. : Information Science. pp. 60-75. ISBN 978-1591401124

Koskela, L (2003) ‘Is structural change the primary solution to the problems of construction?Buliding Research and Information , 31 (2), pp. 85-96. ISSN 0961-3218

2002

Koskela, L., Ballard, G., Howell, G. and Tommelein, I. (2002) ‘The foundations of lean construction’. In: Design and Construction: Building in Value. : Routledge. pp. 211-226. ISBN 978-0750651493

Koskela, L. and Howell, G. (2002) ‘The underlying theory of project management is obsolete’. In: Proceedings of PMI Research Conference 2002: Frontiers of Project Management Research and Application. : Project Management Institute. pp. 293-302. ISBN 978-1880410998

Koskela, L (2002) ‘How can construction research be organized? An overseas comment on the Fairclough ReviewBuliding Research and Information , 30 (5), pp. 305-311. ISSN 0961-3218

Koskela, L., Huovila, P. and Leinonen, J. (2002) ‘Design management in building construction: from theory to practiceJournal of construction research , 3 (1), pp. 1-16. ISSN 1609-9451

2001

Koskela, L (2001) ‘On New Footnotes to Shingo’. In: 9th International Group for Lean Construction Conference, August 2001, National University of Singapore.

Vrijhoef, R., Koskela, L. and Howell, G. (2001) ‘Understanding Construction Supply Chains: An Alternative Interpretation’. In: 9th International Group for Lean Construction Conference, August 2001, National University of Singapore.

Koskela, L. and Howell, G. (2001) ‘Reforming Project Management: The Role of Planning, Execution and Controlling’. In: 9th International Group for Lean Construction Conference, August 2001, National University of Singapore.

Koskela, L. and Vrijhoef, R. (2001) ‘Is the current theory of construction a hindrance to innovation?Buliding Research and Information , 29 (3), pp. 197-207. ISSN 0961-3218

2000

Vrijhoef, R. and Koskela, L. (2000) ‘The four roles of supply chain management in constructionEuropean Journal of Purchasing & Supply Management , 6 (3-4), pp. 169-178. ISSN 0969-7012

Howell, G. and Koskela, L. (2000) ‘Reforming Project Management: The Role of Lean Construction’. In: 8th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction, 17-19th July 2000, Brighton

Koskela, L. and Vrijhoef, R. (2000) ‘The Prevalent Theory of Construction a Hindrance for Innovation’. In: 8th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction, 17-19th July 2000, Brighton

1999

Koskela, L (1999) ‘Management of Production in Construction: A Theoretical View’. In: 7th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction, 26-28th July 1999, Berkeley, California, USA.

1997

Koskela, L (1997) ‘Re-Engineering, concurrent engineering, lean production: What is the ideal antidote for the construction industry's ailments?’. In: International Conference on Construction Process Re-engineering, 14-15th July 1997, Gold Coast, Australia

1992

Koskela, L (1992) ‘Process improvement and automation in construction: Opposing or complementing approaches?’. In: 9th International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction, 3-5th June 1992, Tokyo, Japan

1987

Koskela, L (1987) ‘The role of knowledge engineering in information management on the construction site’. In: Fourth International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction, 1987, Haifa, Israel

Esteem

Awards and honours

  • Rockwool Prize, Denmark, 2004, (due to contributions to the underlying theory of Lean Construction, and related promotion of efficiency of construction)
  • Election to Fellow of the World Innovation Foundation, 2007
  • Appointment to Adjunct Professor at Tampere Technical University, Finland, September 2009
  • University of Salford prize for the most downloaded item in USIR (University of Salford Institutional Repository) in 2010-2011, September 2011
  • Invited as a Visiting Professor to Aalto University (School of Engineering, Department of Civil and Structural Engineering) within the Finland Distinguished Professor Programme (FiDiPro) in years 2013 – 2015, to work in the project BIMforLean – Building Information Modelling for Lean Construction.

 

Keynotes, Invited presentations, session chairings (in the last three years)

  • Keynote in the Summer School of the 22nd IGLC conference, Oslo, June 28, 2014.
  • Invited lecture “The Last Planner method”, TIS Innovation Park, Bolzano, Italy, May 22, 2014.
  • Invited lecture in the workshop “Critical Path on the critical list?”, Nottingham Trent University, May 7, 2014.
  • Invited presentation “Exploring abduction in Design” (together with Dr. Ehud Kroll), SIG Design Theory Workshop, Design Society, Paris, January 27-28, 2014.
  • Invited member of the panel “Theory and practice – how can companies utilize research results?” and session chair in the workshop “When social science meets lean and BIM”, November 25-26, 2013, University of Helsinki.
  • Session leader (together with Dr. Bhargav Dave) at the Lean Construction Summit, November 2013, Birmingham.
  • Discussion leader of a session at the 19th International Conference on Engineering Design, August 19 - 22, 2013, Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, Korea.
  • Invited presentation at a conference on mining efficiency, Santiago de Chile, Chile, July 2013.
  • Invited presentation, session chair and chair of a working group at the International Workshop on Theories and Models of Design, held at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, January 3-5, 2013.
  • Invited presentation in the IGLC Summer School on Design Science Research, July 21, 2012, San Diego
  • Invited presentation (together with Dr. Ehud Kroll), SIG Design Theory Workshop, Design Society, Paris, France, Jan 2012
  • Co-chair of the Summer School of the International Group for Lean Construction Conference, Fortaleza, Brazil, in July 2013.
  • Invited presentation, session chair and chair of a working group at the International Workshop on Theories and Models of Design, held at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, January 3-5, 2013.
  • Invited as a Visiting Professor to Aalto University (School of Engineering, Department of Civil and Structural Engineering) within the Finland Distinguished Professor Programme (FiDiPro) in years 2013 – 2015, to work in the project BIMforLean – Building Information Modelling for Lean Construction.
  • Co-chair of the international workshop 'When social science meets lean and BIM', held on December 3-4, 2012 at Salford University.
  • Member of the Expert Panel for Evaluation of Research (EoR1) at the Hanken School of Economics, Helsinki, 2012-2013
  • Co-Chair of the Working Group on Understanding Waste in Construction, 2011-
  • Member of a working group for the preparation of the BIM Initiative (three chairs) of Aalto University, 2010-2012.

 

Reviewer for research funding bodies

  • Member of EPSRC Review College, 2006 - 2010 and 2010 – current
  • Member of the Expert Review Panel for the Built Environment for general call for grant applications in 2013 and in 2014 by Formas (The Swedish Research Council for Environment, Agricultural Sciences and Spatial Planning)
  • Member of the Expert Panel for Evaluation of Research (EoR1) at the Hanken School of Economics, Helsinki, 2012-2013
  • The Research Council of Norway
  • Israel Science Foundation
  • Marsden Fund, Royal Society of New Zealand

 

Reviewer for scientific journals

  • Journal of Civil Engineering and Management
  • IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management
  • Construction Management and Economics
  • Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering
  • Engineering Construction and Architectural Management
  • European Journal of Purchasing and Supply Chain Management
  • Journal of Construction Research
  • Building Research & Information
  • Journal of Construction Engineering and Management
  • International Journal of Productivity & Performance Management
  • Journal of Construction Procurement
  • Journal of Information Technology in Construction
  • Lean Construction Journal
  • Research in Engineering Design
  • Journal of Architectural Engineering
  • Journal of Management in Engineering
  • Automation in Construction

 

Research Degree Supervision

I am interested in supervising PhD research falling into the following areas:

  • Lean Construction
  • Lean Design Management
  • Project Management
  • Theory of Design
  • Theory of Production

 

Enterprise Activities

TSB CR&D competition – SIMPLER: Solid Wall, Innovative Insulation and Monitoring Processes using Lean Energy efficient Retrofit. Project in collaboration with Carillion Energy Services limited; BRE; Leeds Metropolitan University; Collaborative Improvement Ltd; Tensor plc; Virtual retrofit Manager; Northern Ireland Housing Executive. 3 year project, start date 1st November 2011. Total £1,647,510. Salford’s funding £169,335. PI Patricia Tzortzopoulos, CI Lauri Koskela.

KTP (Knowledge Transfer Partnership) between University of Salford and Infra Projects on Target Value Design. Technology Strategy Board, aims to develop and implement Target Value Design processes, procedures and supporting ICT for use in heavy infrastructure construction. £130,162.00 (PI: Lauri Koskela (20%): CIs: Patricia Tzortzopoulos (30%), Mohan Siriwardena (50%). Start Date 07/03/2013, duration 24 months.

KTP between University of Salford and John Mccall Architects Ltd on Lean and BIM, 2008-2011. Investigator.

Teaching and Professional Activities

Lauri Koskela teaches lean construction in the MSc courses Advanced Project Management in Construction and Design Integration and Building Information Modelling (BIM).

He is Director and Trustee at the Lean Construction Institute UK.