Leaning into Continuous Improvement

Lean principle helps companies maximize efficiency, reduce waste Most construction managers and owners know that incorporating Lean construction principles has numerous tangible benefits, including reducing waste, improving safety and increasing overall quality. According to some studies, Lean construction projects are …

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Use of Lean principles accelerates Monroe County jail project

Ohio project benefits from Lean principles, technology The flow has started for the entire project. That’s how Granger Construction Project Engineer Evan Schroeder recently described the biggest change that’s been realized by incorporating Lean construction principles on the Monroe County …

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Photo Gallery: Sparrow 5 Foster Pediatric Unit

Granger Construction’s healthcare team recently completed extensive renovations to Sparrow Hospital’s 5 Foster Pediatric Unit in Lansing, Michigan. The $2.6 million project involved removing all architectural finishes down to studs and making improvements to existing utilities. Timely completion was one of …

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Project Update – Sparrow Pediatric Renovation

Lean construction techniques help trim timeline Work by Granger Construction continues on Sparrow Hospital’s 5th Floor Foster Pediatric Renovation project, and, due to the implementation of Lean construction techniques, the schedule has been accelerated by nearly a month. The project …

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Lean construction: two of my favorite techniques

Granger vice president discusses lean construction Earlier this year, I attended a conference hosted by the Lean Construction Institute in Chicago, Illinois. Founded in 1997, the Lean Construction Institute seeks to improve the construction and design industries through Lean approaches …

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Lean Construction Principles

Granger was one of the first companies in Michigan to apply Lean principles learned from the manufacturing industry to commercial construction. Applied properly, Lean principles enhance the way work is performed throughout the construction delivery process. View the PDF below to learn how …

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5 Things GM Can Teach Us About Lean Construction

Tour of General Motors Plant Showcases Lean in Action It’s no secret that the construction industry has lagged behind the manufacturing sector when it comes to worker productivity. (Perhaps you’ve seen a version of the oft-cited graph comparing productivity of these two industries.) …

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Embracing Lean

2016 will be known as an inflection point year for Granger Construction Company. Team investments that build on lean principles are already having lasting impact in all areas of our company. Granger has engaged lean guru and consultant Hal Macomber. …

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