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Application of Last Planner System to modular offshore wind construction

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The focus of this study is the applicability of the Last Planner System (LPS) to modular offshore wind construction. Following a
design science approach, a conceptual model for LPS adapted to modular offshore wind construction was developed, then refined and evaluated
in a field study. The field study investigated was an offshore wind project in the Belgian part of the North Sea. Theoretical knowledge
from academics as well as practical experience from field experts allowed adjusting LPS to the context of modular offshore wind construction.
The case study organization participated in artifact development and evaluated its utility through implementation. Implementation of the
developed artifact reduced the project duration by 21% compared to the as-planned original critical path method (CPM) schedule. Because
offshore wind projects have tended to substantially overrun their scheduled durations, 21% may understate the actual improvement. Compared
to current installation time within the industry, the project made a 36% reduction, measured by average installation time per megawatt.
The developed LPS artifact contributes to the body of knowledge by adaptation of LPS to modular construction, and the evaluation shows its
usefulness in the context of modular offshore wind construction. DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)CO.1943-7862.0001922. © 2020 American Society
of Civil Engineers.
Original languageEnglish
Article number10.1061/(ASCE)CO.1943-7862.0001922.
JournalJournal of Construction Engineering and Management
Volume146
Issue11
ISSN0733-9364
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020

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