Iris D. Tommelein

Recent Publications

Journal Papers (Recent)

2017

  • Viana, D.D., Tommelein, I.D. and Formoso, C.T. (2017). "Using Modularity to Reduce Complexity of Industrialized Building Systems for Mass Customization." Energies (www.mdpi.com/journal/energies), in review.
  • Parrish, K., Wong, J.-M., and Tommelein, I.D. (2017). "Set-based Design with BIM Support: Case of Reinforcing Steel Design." ASCE, Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, MS COENG-6276, in review.

2016

2015

  • Arroyo, P., Tommelein, I.D., and Ballard, G. (2015). "Selecting Globally Sustainable Materials: A Case Study Using Choosing By Advantages." ASCE,Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)CO.1943-7862.0001041.
  • Tobias Steinhaeusser, Fatos Elezi, Iris D. Tommelein, Udo Lindemann (2015). "Management Cybernetics as a Theoretical Basis for Lean Construction Thinking." Lean Construction Journal, pp. 1-14.

2014

2012

  • Ballard, G. and Tommelein, I.D. (2012). "Lean Management Methods for Complex Projects." Engineering Project Organization Journal (TEPO), Taylor & Francis, 2:1-2, 85-96.
  • Lee, H.W., Tommelein, I.D., and Ballard, G. (2012). "Design of a design-build infrastructure project using a point-based methodology." ASCE, Journal of Management in Engineering, 28 (3) 291-299, available for download athttp://ascelibrary.org/doi/pdf/10.1061/(ASCE)ME.1943-5479.0000103.

2010

  • Tuholski, S.J. and I.D. Tommelein, "Design Structure Matrix Implementation on a Seismic Retrofit," Journal of Management in Engineering, July 2010, Vol. 26(3), pp. 144-152, doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)ME.1943-5479.0000016.
  • Milberg, C.T. and I.D. Tommelein, "Tolerance and Constructability of Soldier Piles in Slurry Walls," Journal of Performance for Constructed Facilities, ASCE, March 2010, Vol. 24(2), pp. 120-127, doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)CF.1943-5509.0000079.
  • Nguyen, H., B. Lostuvali and I.D. Tommelein, "Decision Analysis Using Virtual First-Run Study of a Viscous Damping Wall System," Lean Construction Journal, 2010, pp. 99-100.

2009

  • Tuholski, S.J., A.P. Gursel, I.D. Tommelein and G. Bomba, "Lean Comparison using Process Charts of Complex Seismic Retrofit Projects," ASCE, Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, April 2009, Vol. 135, No. 4, pp. 330-339, doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9364(2009)135:4(330).

2008

  • Gil, N. and S. Beckman and I.D. Tommelein, "Problem-Solving Base Building under Uncertainty and Ambiguity: A Multiple-Case Study on an Airport Expansion Program," ASCE, Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, CO/2006/023664, December 2008, Vol. 134, No. 12, pp. 991-1001, doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9364(2008)134:12(991).
  • Gil, N., S. Beckman and I. Tommelein, "Upstream Problem-Solving under Uncertainty and Ambiguity: Evidence from Airport Expansion Projects," IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, August 2008, Vol. 55, No. 3, pp. 508-522, doi: 10.1109/TEM.2008.922635.

2007

  • Alves, T. da C.L. and I.D. Tommelein, "Construction Supply Chains: Analysis and Computational Simulation," Published in Portugese "Cadeias de suprimentos na construção civil: análise e simulação computacional," Ambiente Construido, Porto Alegre, Brazil, abr./jun. ISSN 1678-8621; available online at http://www.antac.org.br/ambienteconstruido/, June 2007, Vol. 7, No. 2, pp. 31-44.

2006

  • Gil, N., I.D. Tommelein and L.W. Schruben, "External Change in Large Engineering Design Projects: The Role of the Client," IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, August 2006, Vol. 53, No. 3, pp. 426-439, doi: 10.1109/TEM.2006.877447.
  • Elfving, J.A., I.D. Tommelein and G. Ballard, "Consequences of Competitive Bidding in Project Based Production," Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management, January 2006, Vol. 11, pp. 173-181, doi: 10.1016/j.pursup.2005.12.001.

Conference Papers (Recent)

2011

  • Krinner, M., F. Elezi, I.D. Tommelein and U. Lindemann, "Managing Complexity in Lean Construction Design Using the MDM Methodology to Create Organizational Modularity," Proceedings of the 13th International Dependency and Structure Modelling Conference, Cambridge, Massachusetts, September 14-15, 2011.
  • Hickethier, G., I.D. Tommelein, M. Hofmann, B. Lostuvali and G. Gehbauer, "MDM as a Tool to Improve BIM Development Processes," Proceedings of the 13th International Dependency and Structure Modelling Conference, Cambridge, Massachusetts, September 14-15, 2011.
  • Alarcon, I., D. Christian and I.D. Tommelein, "Collaborating With a Permitting Agency to Delivery a Healthcare Project: Case Study of the Sutter Medical Center Castro Valley (SMCCV)," Proceedings 19th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction, Lima, Peru, July 13-15, 2011.

2010

  • Lee, H.W., I.D. Tommelein and G. Ballard, "Lean Design Management in an Infrastructure Design-Build Project - A Case Study," Proceedings 18th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction (IGLC 18), Haifa, Israel, July 14-16, 2010, pp. 113-122.
  • Furtmeier, F. and I.D. Tommelein, "Explorative Application of the Multi-Domain Matrix Methodology in Lean Design," Proceedings 18th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction, Haifa, Israel, July 14-16, 2010, pp. 151-160.
  • Furtmeier, F., M. Graebsch, F. Elezi, I.D. Tommelein and U. Lindemann, "MDM as a Process Mapping Tool in Lean Construction," Proceedings 12th International DSM Conference, Cambridge, UK, July 22-23, 2010, pp. 153-158.
  • Howell, G., G. Ballard and I.D. Tommelein, "Construction Engineering: Reinvigorating the Discipline," Proceedings Construction Engineering Conference: Opportunity and Vision for Education, Practice, and Research, Virginia Tech, September 30, 2010.

2009

  • Wong, J.M., K. Parrish, I.D. Tommelein and B. Stojadinovic, "SetPlan: A Computer Tool to Aid in Set-Based Design," Proceedings of the 17th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction (IGLC 17), Taipei, Taiwan, July 15-17, 2009, pp. 202-211.
  • Nguyen, H.V., B. Lostuvali and I.D. Tommelein, "Decision Analysis Using Virtual First-Run Study of a Viscous Damping Wall System," Proceedings of the 17th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction (IGLC 17), Taipei, Taiwan, July 15-17, 2009, pp. 25-35.
  • Koskela, L. and I.D. Tommelein, "The Economic Theory of Production Conceals Opportunities for Sustainability Improvement," Proceedings 17th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction (IGLC 17), Taipei, Taiwan, July 15-17, 2009, pp. 269-278.
  • Hamzeh, F.R., G. Ballard and I.D. Tommelein, "Is the Last Planner System Applicable to Design? A Case Study," Proceedings of the 17th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction (IGLC 17), Taipei, Taiwan, July 15-17, 2009, pp. 165-176.
  • Gupta, A., I.D. Tommelein and K. Blume, "Framework for Using A3s to Develop Shared Understanding on Projects," Proceedings of the 17th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction (IGLC 17), Taipei, Taiwan, July 15-17, 2009, pp. 545-556.
  • Friblick, F., I.D. Tommelein, E. Mueller and J.H. Falk, "Development of an Integrated Facade System to Improve the High-Rise Building Process," Proceedings of the 17th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction (IGLC 17), Taipei, Taiwan, July 15-17, 2009, pp. 359-370.
  • Feng, P.P. and I.D. Tommelein, "Causes of Rework in California Hospital Design and Permitting: Augmenting an Existing Taxonomy," Proceedings of the 17th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction (IGLC 17), Taipei, Taiwan, July 15-17, 2009, pp. 407-416.
  • Hicketier, G., K. Parrish, S. Tuholski and I.D. Tommelein, "Evaluating Value Generation of Rebar Delivery Processes with DSM," In: M. Kreimeyer, J. Maier, G. Fadel and U. Lindemann (Eds.), Proceedings of the 11th International DSM Conference, Greenville, SC, October 12-13, 2009, pp. 357-367.
  • Feng, P.P., I.D. Tommelein and G. Ballard, "Modeling the Effect of an Alternative Review Process: Case Study of a State Permitting Agency," in S.T. Ariaratnam and E.M. Rojas (eds.), "Building a Sustainable Future," Proceedings of the 2009 Construction Research Congress (CRC2009), held April 5-7 in Seattle, WA, published by ASCE, Reston, VA, 2009, April 2009, Vol. 2, pp. 866-875.
  • Parrish, K., I.D. Tommelein and G. Ballard, "Use of A3 Reports to Focus Design and Construction Conversations," in S.T. Ariaratnam and E.M. Rojas (eds.), "Building a Sustainable Future," Proceedings of the 2009 Construction Research Congress (CRC2009), held April 5-7 in Seattle, WA, published by ASCE, Reston, VA, April 2009, Vol. 1, pp. 360-369.
  • Tuholski, S.J. and I.D. Tommelein, "Structural Design Iteration: the Application of DSM to Seismic Retrofit," in S.T. Ariaratnam and E.M. Rojas (eds.), 'Building a Sustainable Future,' Proceedings of the 2009 Construction Research Congress (CRC2009), held April 5-7 in Seattle, WA, published by ASCE, Reston, VA, April 2009, Vol. 2, pp. 1048-1057.
  • Parrish, K. and I.D. Tommelein, "Making Design Decisions Using Choosing by Advantages," Proceedings of the 17th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction (IGLC 17), Taipei, Taiwan, July 15-17, 2009, pp. 535-544.
  • Feng, P.P., I.D. Tommelein and L. Booth, "Modeling the Effect of Rework Timing: Case Study of a Mechanical Contractor," in P. Tzortzopoulos and M. Kagioglou (Eds.), Proceedings of the 16th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction (IGLC 16), 16-18 July, Manchester, UK, July 2008, pp. 691-701.
  • Hamzeh, F.R., G. Ballard and I.D. Tommelein, "Improving Construction Work Flow - The Connective Role of Lookahead Planning," in P. Tzortzopoulos and M. Kagioglou (Eds.), Proceedings of the 16th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction (IGLC 16), 16-18 July, Manchester, UK, July 2008, pp. 635-646.
  • Nguyen, H.V., I.D. Tommelein and G. Ballard, "Process-Based Cost Modeling to Support Lean Project Delivery," in P. Tzortzopoulos and M. Kagioglou (Eds.), Proceedings of the 16th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction (IGLC 16), 16-18 July, Manchester, UK, July 2008, pp. 577-588.
  • Parrish, K., J.M. Wong, I.D. Tommelein and B. Stojadinovic, "Set-Based Design: Case Study on Innovative Hospital Design," in P. Tzortzopoulos and M. Kagioglou (Eds.), Proceedings of the 16th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction (IGLC 16), 16-18 July, Manchester, UK, July 2008, pp. 413-423.
  • Parrish, K., J.M. Wong, I.D. Tommelein and B. Stojadinovic, "Value Propositions for Set-Based Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures," in P. Tzortzopoulos and M. Kagioglou (Eds.), Proceedings of the 16th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction (IGLC 16), 16-18 July, Manchester, UK, July 2008, pp. 495-506.
  • Tommelein, I.D., "'Poka Yoke' or Quality by Mistake Proofing Design and Construction Systems," in P. Tzortzopoulos and M. Kagioglou (Eds.), Proceedings of the 16th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction, (IGLC 16), 16-18 July, Manchester, UK, July 2008, pp. 195-205.
  • Rybkowski, Z.R., J.M. Wong, G. Ballard and I.D. Tommelein, "Using Controlled Experiments to Calibrate Computer Models: The Airplane Game as a Lean Simulation Exercise," in Tzortzopoulos, P. and M. Kagioglou (Eds.), Proceedings of the 16th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction, (IGLC 16), 16-18 July, Manchester, UK, July 2008, pp. 309-319.
  • Tuholski, S.J. and I.D.Tommelein, "Design Structure Matrix (DSM) Implementation on a Seismic Retrofit," in P. Tzortzopoulos and M. Kagioglou, (Eds.), Proceedings of the 16th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction, (IGLC 16), 16-18 July, Manchester, UK, July 2008, pp. 471-483.
  • Wong, J.M., K. Parrish, I.D. Tommelein and B. Stojadinovic, "Communication and Process Simulation of Set-Based Design for Concrete Reinforcement." in S.G. Henderson, B. Biller, M.-H. Hsieh, J. Shortle, J.D. Tew, and R.R. Barton (eds.)," Proceedings of the 2007 Winter Simulation Conference, Washington, DC, December 9-12, 2007, pp. 2057-2065.
  • Hamzeh, F., I.D. Tommelein, G. Ballard and P. Kaminsky, "Logistics Centers to Support Project-based Production in the Construction Industry," in C.L. Pasquire and P. Tzortzopoulos(editors)," Proceedings of the 15th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction (IGLC 15), 18-20 July 2007, East Lansing, MI., July 2007, pp. 181-191.
  • Mikati, S., T. Roller, I.D. Tommelein and A. Khanzode, "Priority Conversations: A Case Study on Priority Walls," in C.L. Pasquire and P. Tzortzopoulos (editors), Proceedings of the 15th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction (IGLC 15), 18-20 July 2007, East Lansing, MI, July 2007, pp. 431-441.
  • Parrish, K., J.-M.Wong, I.D. Tommelein and B. Stojadinovic, "Exploration of Set-Based Design for Reinforced Concrete Structures," in C.L. Pasquire and P. Tzortzopoulos (editors), Proceedings of the 15th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction (IGLC 15), 18-20 July 2007, East Lansing, MI, 2007, pp. 213-222.
  • Alves, T.D.C.L., I.D. Tommelein and G. Ballard, "Simulation as a Tool for Production System Design in Construction," Proceedings of the 14th Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction (IGLC14), 25-27 July 2006, Santiago, Chile, July 2006, pp. 341-353.
  • Alves, T.D.C.L. and I.D. Tommelein, "Investigation of Buffer Dynamics in Sheet Metal Ductwork Supply Chains," Proceedings of the 14th Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction (IGLC14), 25-27 July 2006, Santiago, Chile, July 2006, pp. 309-315.
  • Tommelein, I.D., "Process Benefits from Use of Standard Products - Simulation Experiments using the Pipe Spool Model," Proceedings of the 14th Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction (IGLC14), 25-27 July 2006, Santiago, Chile, July 2006, pp. 177-189.

Books

• National Research Council and Institute of Medicine, Construction Research at NIOSH, Committee to Review the NIOSH Construction Research Program. Report No. 8, Reviews of Research Programs of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. Washington, D.C.: The National Academies Press, 2009.

• Tommelein, I.D., G. Ballard and P. Kaminsky, "Supply Chain Management for Lean Project Delivery," in Handbook of Construction Supply Chain Management, William J O'Brien, Carlos Formoso, Kerry London, Ruben Vrijhoef (eds.), CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, Boca Raton, FL, 2008, Chapter 6, pp. 6-1 to 6-22.

• Gil, N., S. Beckman and I.D. Tommelein, "Operationalizing the Open Building Approach in Large-Scale Infrastructure Projects," Chapter 12 in Kazi, A.S., Hannus, M., Boudjabeur, S., and Malone, A. Open Building Manufacturing: Core Concepts and Industrial Requirements, published by ManuBuild in collaboration with VTT Technical Research Center of Finland, ISBN 978-951-38-6352-4 (print) and ISBN 978-951-38-6353-1 (electronic), 2007, Chapter 12, pp. 217-236.

Technical Reports

Other Publications

• Tommelein, I.D., "Lean Construction Means to Promote Good- and Eradicate Bad Variation," Keynote paper presented at the Third International Conference on Construction Engineering and Management (ICCEM) and the Sixth International Conference on Construction Project Management (ICCPM) (http://www.iccem-iccpm.org/), Jeju, Korea, May 27-29, 2009.

• Parrish, K., J.M. Wong, I.D. Tommelein and B. Stojadinovic, "Set-Based Design Approach Used for California Hospital-Innovative and Cost-Effective Structural System Sets Precedence for Seismically Active Zones," Tradeline Leading-edge Resources for Facilities Planning and Management, December 17, 2008, Online at http://www.tradelineinc.com/reports/C12D6A60-2B3B-B525-8F382CEDF0E27465, December 2008.

• Tommelein, I.D., "Mistake-Proofing Design and Construction Systems Improves Quality of Capital Projects," Tradeline Leading-edge Resources for Facilities Planning and Management, November 19, 2008, Online at http://www.tradelineinc.com/reports/A0CBCA96-2B3B-B525-863448B43CF2F596, November 2008.

• Mikati, S., T. Roller, I.D. Tommelein and A. Khanzode, "Contractors Work as a Team to Implement Lean Construction Practices: 'Priority Conversations,' Use of 'Big Room,' and Willingness to Experiment Facilitate Efforts," Tradeline, available online at http://www.tradelineinc.com/content/ 28831/display/x70jgb, November 2007.

• Tsao, C.C.Y., I.D. Tommelein, E. Swanlund and G.A. Howell, "Work Structuring to Achieve Integrated Product-Process Design, Part II," Doors and Hardware, July 2006, pp. 32-44 and p. 77.

• Tsao, C.C.Y, I.D. Tommelein, E. Swanlund and G. Howell, "Work Structuring to Achieve Integrated Product Process Design Part I," Doors and Hardware, June 2006, pp. 42-48.