Why is Lean Construction Popular
These days, a lot of business owners request us to follow the approach of lean construction whenever we are about to commence the construction project for their business. This is because of the increasing popularity of the methodology. People now understand the advantages this approach has, and wish to move ahead with the idea whenever they have a new project to start. If you aren’t sure why this approach is gaining popularity, here are a few point on why lean construction is the way to go.
The biggest benefit of lean construction is that everyone knows about their roles and responsibilities. This is possible thanks to the meetings that are held in a single room with all key players. The entire project, timelines, roles, and everything else is proactively discussed by the entire team. Opening a dialogue between all parties promotes a collaborative team atmosphere resulting in a systematic completion of the project.
Speedy and Efficient Completion
As everybody is aware of their roles and timelines, they can plan their days out. People are on the same page to understand their work for a day. This saves time and eliminates the chances of unnecessary breaks during the process. This also helps in increasing the flow on the construction site. Instead of relying on a calendar, construction managers balance pulls and pushes based on the demands that arise.
No Chance of Material Waste
Another goal of lean construction is eliminating or minimizing waste at every opportunity. Improper planning in a construction project generally results in ordering the wrong quantity of raw materials, mostly extra than what is required. Improper planning also results in defects throughout the process. Defects are anything that is not done the first time correctly, resulting in additional work that wastes time and materials. Because everything in the case of lean construction, there is no chance of the wrong estimation of materials or defects, thus reducing the chances of waste.
Overall Waste Reduction
The term “waste” means more when it comes to lean construction. Waste can be wasted material, time, or even potential. With lean construction, extra care is taken to avoid lag time. More than just one planning session at the start of the project, a lean construction plan adapts throughout the life of the project and adjusts at every step of the way.
To conclude, we approach lean construction through it’s most practical methods – efficiency, avoiding waste, minimizing costs, maximizing value, collaboration, and continuous improvement. If you too want your construction project to move ahead with these values, contact us. We will help to make the most out of your construction process using all our experience.