Posted April 30th, 2013
This 4th Annual Lean Summit is jointly presented by the Construction Users Roundtable (CURT), Lean Construction Institute (LCI), Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), and the American Institute of Architects (AIA). The Summit will explore why and how owners can use Lean Construction to improve the delivery of their capital projects. This is a great opportunity to learn and network with individuals interested in Lean Construction—owners, contractors, design professionals, and suppliers are all encouraged to join. Attendees will be able to learn and share, from the experience of others, how organizations have effectively implemented Lean Construction as a project delivery approach within their businesses. Experienced Lean practitioners will provide guidance for Owners implementing Lean as a project delivery approach on capital projects for various levels of decision makers, using Q&A as well as qualified and experienced panelists. Attendees will walk away with key takeaways to help determine their own next steps for implementing Lean as a project delivery approach.
AGC of America members receive the member rate of $349. To receive this special rate, AGC members must use the discount code “AGC2013LS”. For more information and to register, click here.
Posted March 25th, 2013
The OrlandoSentinel.com recently featured an article about a construction project by builder Baston-Cook Co. that is on track to successfully erect a 23 floor, 320 unit apartment complex in 13 short months. The building has been constructed so quickly thanks to the implementation of the lean method. The standard procedure of erecting a tower of this size would be to complete each 15,000-square-foot floor at a time, taking 5 days to complete one floor. However, by dividing each floor into three 5,000 square foot sections workers are moving in quicker, more product cycles. The article explains that by implementing lean construction idol time is eliminated and no one contractor is waiting for another contractor to complete his/her job before they can begin their own work. Click here to read the article in its entirety.
Posted February 11th, 2013
Read Lean Construction: Continuous Improvement Comes to Construction from Connstruction, southern New England’s Construction journal, written by John W. Butts, Execute Director of AGC of Connecticut. In this article Butts explores how the concept of lean has benefited other industries and how the lean theory can benefit the construction industry. Construction has the reputation of being one of the least productive industries but by implementing Lean construction companies become more productive, safer and profitable. Click here to read the complete article.