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The productivity of the construction industry worldwide has been declining over the past 40 years. Lean manufacturing is the tool widely used now a day which involves mainly in waste minimization. As construction industry struggle with project delays and difficulties in resource utilization the lean concept will help to overcome these difficulties. Lean construction is now only evolving in foreign countries and it is in the research and development stage. However there is a lot of studies regarding lean implementation in construction it is not is practically applicable to all the projects in construction. The effectiveness and method of lean implementation varies with company and project. This paper describes the lean concepts in detail, its necessities in construction sector, studies various tools and techniques of lean and how it could be implemented along the various phases of construction like design phase, planning phase, construction phase and lean project delivery. The lean project delivery is possible only when there is full involvement from top management, stakeholder to the end customer. This study clearly defines the method for application of lean construction and its effectiveness using various statistics. Finally the result will show the advantages of lean in construction management and the obstacles in implementing lean in construction projects.