Date of Award

Fall 2014

Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Technology Leadership and Innovation

First Advisor

Chad Laux

Committee Chair

Chad Laux

Committee Member 1

Regena Scott

Committee Member 2

Mathias Sutton


The purpose of this research was to identify and assess the success factors corresponding to Lean and Supply Chain Management that are currently applicable to the construction industry. These factors were originally extracted from manufacturing research and practice and corroborated construction industry literature and expert validation. Using Pearson's correlation coefficients, the researcher was able to identify the correlation among factors and with the identified measures of overall performance. Another important output of this research was the ability to compare the construction industry response level with a preceding study from manufacturing. The data was collected through a survey sent to general contractors, construction managers, design-builder companies, engineering and construction companies, and specialty contractors. The results from this study provided an understanding of the assimilation level of the Lean and Supply Chain Management factors in Construction. The level of assimilation facilitated the identification of areas of strength and weakness of this industry.