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Only a change in mindset and behaviors produces a lean project.

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Construction industy not making any significant gains with fatalities

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If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!Pay attention: OSHA has fined Broadway Concrete for 15 willful violations involving fall protection and unprotected rebar on a 50-story NYC building. Let’s not let it happen again.

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Sustainable design of the built environment depends on adjusting — maybe overhauling — our design practices. Target-Value Design might just be that approach.

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It’s time manufacturers acquired their facilities on a lean basis. They now can with lean design and construction.

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Herrero Contractors is currently the best of the lean contractors.

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Not speaking and not listening contribute in significant ways to the failure of projects. Take the pledge…act more responsibly…start speaking and listening.

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Boston Globe takes construction industry to task for poor management.

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IGLC is reaching out to industry by introducing Quick n Easy Kaizen and Training with Industry’s J-Programs at the 2007 conference in East Lansing, Michigan.

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Job Methods (JM) improvement is the TWI approach for systematically stripping waste from a set of steps or a process. The beauty of it is it can easily be taught. That differs from Six Sigma’s DMAIC or from the usual lean kaizen workshops.

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The International Group for Lean Construction is meeting in the US in 2007. Don’t miss it!

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Projects happen in an always-uncertain and unknowable future. Facing up to that is the key to improving project planning.

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Making work ready is the way to follow the rule “Only do work that is ready to be started and finished.”

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There is an immediate way to reduce construction jobsite hazards to improve safety. Adopt a single new rule.

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Lean Construction Congress 2006: Some of the biggest projects in the world have been going on in the UK…and they’ve used the lean construction approach.

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Turner Construction extols the benefits of Lean Construction on their healthcare projects.

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There is no company doing a better job with lean construction than Messer.

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Herrero Contractors is on a full-fledged company-wide lean journey. Mark Herrero, CEO, kicked off the presentation describing what lean is at Herrero. Their approach starts with the Last Planner System® (LPS) and includes Project kaizen and 5S. Mark spoke enthusiastically about lean, particularly his intention to run all projects as networks of [...]

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Lean construction is a world-wide movement. LCI’s Lean Construction Congress 2006 featured reports from South America, and Europe, both in voice-over slide shows and in person.

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Lean construction has been adopted at the leading housing developer in Peru making them the most efficient producer and the envy of the industry

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Industrial production of housing is taking off in Sweden based on lean construction approaches

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Sundt’s Apollo Project

by Hal on November 8, 2006

in Last Planner, construction, lean

Learn from Sundt’s first lean construction project

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Key Points

Problems are universal
Alignment from IFoA and shared incentives
Asking the question, “WHat makes the work unproductive?”
No GMP
Selection of the right team
No GMP
Reduction of RFIs
The showed how communication flows along
100% sign-off on design
Poor financial reporting of subs
Core team
Public tracking of PPC
Core group authorized to make commitments
Owner’s decision and commitment to change
IFoA underlying trust factor
Using PPC to [...]

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This Changes Everything

by Hal on November 8, 2006

in construction, design, lean

The lean construction story of a breakthrough project performed by a committed and enlightened team

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The Lean Construction Congress participants were fully engaged with the Sutter Health presentations. Read their highlights, questions, and Sutter’s answers.

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