Using Pull Planning to Improve Efficiency

Lean Construction technique helps reduce waste In lean construction, one of the keys to success is centered on getting all of the experts who are supervising the work – called “last planners” – to work collaboratively in developing a plan …

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Why Building Lean has Big Benefits

Lean Construction Improves Safety, Maximizes Efficiency Unlike traditional construction techniques, Lean project delivery seeks to eliminate waste at every step of the project with a focus on flow efficiency, continuous improvement and respect for project participants.  A Lean approach works …

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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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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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