In the US, workers can spend up to 30% of their time waiting for instructions, equipment, and materials. Carla Williams explains how utilizing lean construction can improve the productivity and efficiency of your construction company.
Lean construction is "bout maximizing value and minimizing waste throughout the entire construction process." It challenges the notion that quality is lost when trying to stay on time and budget. Here's why you should care:
The benefits of lean construction efficiencies are also supported by this study. More than three quarters of lean practitioners surveyed found that they increased their productivity, and almost two thirds reported being more profitable. More so than productivity or profits, however, it seems that competitiveness is the greatest benefit of lean construction. The lean construction efficiencies gained during scheduling allow firms to perform better in project bidding.