Blog Guidelines

1. Introduction

The Lean Construction Blog started as an initiative from a group of UC Berkeley alumni and other members of the Lean Construction Community. We believe many people in the AEC industry want to learn more about Lean in a simpler way than what is available at conferences and journals. We want to create place where people can share case studies, best practices, and get new inspiration for how to apply Lean in their projects. Few people outside of the IGLC community read the conference and journal papers. By presenting some of the content as blog posts, we believe we can reach a larger audience. For the readers who are interested in learning more, we also plan on linking each blog-post with some resources such as conference papers, journals, books etc.

Our goal is to spread knowledge about Lean Construction, create a knowledge sharing platform for the industry by the industry, develop a network of liked minded individuals, and inspire others to improve the way they manage their projects.

2. Content

The Lean Construction Blog contain of two main parts, Educational Part and Practical Part.

Educational Part: Our goal for the educational part is to make a series of blog-posts for each of the methods applied in Lean Construction, such as Last Planner System, Target Value Design, IPD, Choosing by Advantages etc. Each series will include an introduction to the method, and other posts on what, why, and how. See attached topic list for an overview over proposed topics, or add new topics to the list. ( Please add your name to the topics you want to write about)

Practical Part: The Practical part will contain of a series of interviews, case studies, takeaways, and lesson learned from people and companies from the AEC industry applying Lean Construction. This will show how Lean Construction methods are applied, their benefits, challenges, and recommendations for best practices.

Our goal is to spread knowledge about Lean Construction, create a knowledge sharing platform for the industry by the industry, develop a network of liked minded individuals, and inspire others to improve the way they manage their projects.

3. Contribute

The Lean Construction Blog is based on volunteer work, and is depending on blog posts contribution in order to continue. If you would like to help with one or several posts on either the educational part, or practical part, or both, please follow this general guideline:

Each blog-post should contain:
1. Appealing headline (Such as How to…?, 5 Takeaways from applying...)
2. Picture related to the content or to the topic.
3. Tags: List of keyword in order to group similar posts.
4. Main blog content: A blog post should be between 500-1000 words (1-2 A4 Pages, Times New Roman, Size 12).
5. Reference (if any): Please use footnote for in-text referencing ([1], [2], [3]), and Harvard Citation Style for the reference list.
6. About the author: A picture and a short description about the author of the blog-post (max 500 characters). Include occupation, LinkedIn Profile, and involvement in Lean Construction.
7. Additional Resources (if any): Additional papers, books or whitepapers on the topic you want to attach or refer to for those interested in learning more.

Remember:
- The aim of the blog is to simplify topics within the lean Construction in order to reach a larger audience, the writing style should therefore reflect that.
- The purpose is not to write a scientific or academic paper. You can write a blog post based on a your research or papers you have written, but please avoid copy-paste.
- You and the Lean Construction Blog share the copyright of your post. You may post the same content in other media as long as you reference the LCB as the original source and only after the post has been published on the LCB.
- Think about how you can present the content in the best way in order to attract and engage readers.

4. Review Process

All blog post will be reviewed by 2 editors to ensure that the content are: (1) high quality, (2) relevant to the intended audience, (3) free from grammar and formatting errors, (4) the concepts are clearly described, and (5) terms used are consistent with the language in the Lean Construction community.

Since the blog is a volunteer effort by the community, people who have written blog posts for Lean Construction Blog and are considered experts in their field may be asked to help review future content.

Our Team

Nawras Skhmot

Manager / Editor

Doanh Do

Technology / Editor

Adam Frandson

Editor

Paul Ebbs

Editor

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