|dc.description.abstract||The following briefing introduces a collaborative improvement to the activities and processes used at Edica Ltda, to the production of armor for reinforced concrete elements. In order to achieve this goal, the building project named The IVY was selected, this project consists in the development, both horizontal and vertical, of habitable houses.
The data gathered from this building project was of mayor importance to realize a full analysis of the methodology used, and to elaborate process improvements, to study their productivity, obtained from critical activities, and to detect those factors responsible of causing low efficiency problems.
To do this, it was necessary to build the provisional structures in order to detect site's design flaws. Other tools were also used, like surveys, tours diagrams, and productivity measuring, by using techniques like Work Sampling, Five Minute Rating and Crew Balance, applied to the installation of mezzanine floors, beams manufacturing and walls building.
While analyzing these results, it was of great importance to elaborate an adequate planning and organization of the site, previous to the beginning of the construction tasks. Also, the establishment of the most efficient processes sequence in order to achieve an excellent steel product quality. It was also important to perform regular inspections on the workers, as well as to evaluate the applied methods.
Finally, a group of recommendations were made to prevent the same flaws to affect future building projects||es