Developing the Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) oriented lean construction body of knowledge

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Purpose: With regard to the Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) Definition Framework developed by the Joint Industry Working Group on MMC at the UK Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government (MHCLG) in 2019, and lessons learned from practices on both lean construction and the MMC, this paper aims to present a new congnative frmework to establish the lean construction body of knowledge (LCBoK) that can enhance professional competence for adopting the MMC in housing projects.
Contents: This paper consists of three interconnected parts, including a systematic literature review to clarify the need for the LCBoK in prctice driven by the MMC; a congnative frmework for establishing the LCBoK that can support knowledge pervasive practice on the MMC in housing project delivery; and a structured discussion on key technical elements of this lean construction oriented congnative frmework to promote evidence based practice (EBP) driven by the LCBoK in housing development.
Implications: It is expected that this paper can timely inform both academic research and professional practice in relation to adopting and developing the MMC in housing project delivery across design and construction. For academic research into the MMC, this paper initiates a new methodology aiming at the EBP underpinned by the LCBoK in housing project delivery. For professional practice in housing development, this paper puts forward a cognitive framework that can not only enable knowledge informed project delivery when the MMC is adopted but also reflect the need for professional competence enhancement in lean construction.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 6 Apr 2022
EventInternational Post Graduate Research Conference (IPGRC) 2022: Resilience in Research and Practice - University of Salford, Salford, United Kingdom
Duration: 4 Apr 20226 Apr 2022


ConferenceInternational Post Graduate Research Conference (IPGRC) 2022
Abbreviated titleIPGRC2022
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
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  • lean construction
  • Modern Methods of Construction (MMC)
  • body of knowledge


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