Lean Practices for Businesses

by Jerry Kilpatrick Why Do a Project on a Lean Basis?Greg Howell and Hal Macomber Why Do a Project on a Lean Basis? Underneath the simple answer, “It will cost less, get done earlier with far fewer injuries, and better … Read More

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Evaluate Your Performance All Through The Year

I was meeting with a Contractor yesterday as we were reviewing his profit and loss and job cost spreadsheets, and I was reminded of how, no matter how many times we hear it, it bears repeating: Run your Business from … Read More

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How Do You Have Your Company Be Built To Last A Lifetime?

The first thing is, don’t try to do it all yourself. It’s exhausting, it takes twice as long, and ultimately it doesn’t give you what you want. You need a team to get started, and a particular kind of team … Read More

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Paradigmatic Change

This book grew out of Kuhn’s research on the history of science. Before Kuhn’s work, the prevailing view of knowledge building in science was that it was a linear process centered on the so-called “scientific method.” According to the traditional … Read More

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WHAT IS THE LAST PLANNER SYSTEM?

Normally, a PM hires numerous Subs to perform specialty roles. These Subs interact with each other to produce the finished spaces. Each Sub naturally acts in their own interests seeking to optimize their use of their labor, equipment, and materials. … Read More

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What is Lean Construction, and Why Would I Want To Do My Projects on a Lean Basis?

Lean construction is a new way to design and build. Lean theory, principles, techniques, and practices, taken together, are the foundation for a new form of project management. From its roots in production management, lean construction has produced significant improvements, … Read More

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