What Lean Construction is – “Way to design systems to minimize waste of materials, time, and effort in order to generate the maximum possible amount of value” to achieve the stated ends through the collaboration of all project participants of the Project at early stages of the project.
Lean methods seek to develop and manage a project through relationships, shared knowledge and common goals. Traditional silos of knowledge, work and effort are broken down and reorganized for the betterment of the project rather than of individual participants. The ultimate result would be significant improvements in schedule with dramatically reduced waste, particularly on complex, uncertain and quick projects.
Lean Design and Construction enhances value on projects and uncovers wasted resources:
- Wasted time
- Wasted movement
- Wasted human potential
We work on ways to reduce waste and add value in the project performance culture by encouraging teams to work together in a more transparent and collaborative way. Results include:
- Better time productivity
- Reduced safety hazards
- Cost savings
How Lean Design & Construction differs from other forms of project management:
- Control is redefined from “monitoring results” to “making things happen,” with a measured and improved planning process to assure reliable workflow and predictable project outcomes.
- Maximizing value and minimizing waste at the project level is the goal, versus the traditional practice of attempting to optimize each individual activity.
- Value to the customer is defined, created and delivered throughout the life of the project, while traditional practice calls for defining requirements at the outset for delivery at the end, despite changing markets, technology and business practices.
- Coordinating action through pulling and continuous flow, as opposed to the traditional, schedule-driven push which places an over-reliance on central authority and project schedules to manage resources and coordinate work.
- Decentralized decision-making through transparency and empowerment provides project participants with information on the state of the production systems and empowering them to take action.