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Closer to the advantages of lean construction and further from the challenges

By: Omri Sorek
26 December 2022
3 min

1/ Lean principles

 
Lean construction practices help reduce project costs, improve quality, and shorten delivery times. They can also help reduce work cycle times, which leads to improved productivity and better partner satisfaction. Additionally, Lean Construction encourages collaboration between stakeholders and helps to reduce the risk of errors and rework.

Lean construction is a project management philosophy that focuses on the elimination of waste and the reduction of costs and cycle time to improve the overall efficiency of the construction process. It emphasizes on-time delivery, cost efficiency, safety, and quality. This approach is based on the principles of the Toyota Production System, which focuses on continuous improvement and process optimization.

Implementing lean construction practices can be challenging, as it requires a shift in mindset and behavior. It can also be difficult to get stakeholders on board, as they may not be familiar with the processes and protocols. Additionally, establishing a shared vision and commitment to continuous improvement can be difficult.

Many companies have successfully adopted lean construction practices and have seen significant improvements in their projects. For example, Boeing was able to reduce the delivery time of its 777X airplane by 20%. Additionally, Jacobs Engineering was able to reduce construction costs and improve safety on a major refinery project. Finally, the TransCanada Pipeline Company was able to reduce project costs and cycle times on a major pipeline project.
 

Lean practices on construction sites

 
Recently, Lean construction practices have started making their way into many construction sites. And we see a growing interest in the benefits of lean construction, although the adoption of lean construction practices among general contractors varies depending on the size and type of the business. A study conducted by the Lean Construction Institute found that general contractors with more than 500 employees are more likely to adopt lean construction practices than those with fewer than 500 employees. Additionally, the study found that the level of adoption of lean construction practices is higher among contractors in North America and Europe than in other parts of the world.

In addition to size and geographic location, other factors that can influence the level of adoption of lean construction include the company’s culture and values, the availability of resources and technology, and the degree of stakeholder engagement. Additionally, the level of adoption can be impacted by external factors such as industry trends and regulatory requirements.

However, recent technological advancements allow faster and easier adoption of lean construction practices. To successfully implement lean construction practices, it is important to have clear objectives and a shared vision for the project. It is also important to continue to learn and refine the processes and protocols as needed. Additionally, it is important to involve stakeholders in the process and encourage collaboration. Trusstor C2 platform takes care of all these success factors for you – and ensures that adopting lean construction practices is easy to implement.
 

3/ Lean construction with Trusstor

 
Take our three-step path for introducing lean construction in your sites. Tell us how large your superstructure is, send us some plans, and determine the scale of improvements youre interested in, and we will take it from there. You will receive our construction intelligence kit and begin receiving lean construction insights immediately after deploying it on your construction site.

Embracing lean construction practices is an investment in the future of your business – it will improve project outcomes, reduce costs, and improve partners’ and clients’ satisfaction. Making the commitment to seek continuous improvement will bring many rewards – Trusstor will expedite their delivery – Contact us.

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