PhD Candidate in Construction Engineering
This project uses a LEAN-LED design approach in order to obtain a better alignment between the client’s need and the architectural solution. Following the study of this project, Hafsa Chbaly, a doctoral student, is developing a diagnostic tool to allow the manager to assess whether the context is conducive to the alignment between the client’s need and the architectural solution.
The traditional linear management approach is inadequate because it does not allow for the involvement of users in the project definition process. The dynamic aspect of the context is not taken into account, the needs being considered as frozen in time. We therefore find ourselves with a problem of alignment between the clients’ needs and the architectural solution proposed by the professionals.
One solution to this problem is to adopt an inclusive and participatory approach. This means including all stakeholders in the project definition process to better understand their needs. In order to better understand the impact of this type of approach and how to ensure an alignment between the client’s needs and the architectural solution, Hafsa’s project focuses on the case of the new hospital complex, Hôpital de l’enfant Jésus (HEJ), which was built using a participatory Lean-Lead Design approach. The project represents a consolidation of the clinical activities of two hospitals, Hôtel-Dieu de Québec and Hôpital de l’Enfant Jésus, on the Enfant Jesus Hospital site. The project team is made up of more than 160 people and brings together a wide range of expertise such as the Quebec infrastructure company, the Ministry of Health and Social Services, the CHU of Quebec and professional firms.
The participatory Lean-Led Design approach was implemented through five “Kaizen” activities during the assembly and programming phases. These were collaborative workshops that brought together up to 300 people and involved several stakeholders, the Ministry of Health, the project manager, clinical management, clinicians, patients and even the neighborhood committee.
|Doctoral examinations||Literature review, interview preparation||Interviews, data analysis||Writing of articles||Writing a thesis|