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The Lean Way empowers leading AEC organizations to start, spread, and sustain their continuous improvement culture

The holy grail of Lean is developing a continuous learning and improving culture. This may seem easy in theory but it is very difficult in practice. Even though many organizations understand the benefits of continuous improvement, only a few have been able to develop and sustain such a culture.

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AGC Lean Education Program - Integrating the Building Blocks of Lean

Everyone related to the construction process has an incentive to get the project done faster and at a lower cost - from the project owners who want to see tangible results for their investment to the contractors and designers who want to do their job well and move on to the next project. Lean Construction is based on the holistic pursuit of continuous improvements aimed at minimizing costs and maximizing value on a construction project: planning, design, construction, activation, operations, maintenance, salvaging, and recycling.

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Paramount Decisions: A simple and structured way to make Lean decisions

Decision-making is a key activity within every organization. Research has shown that organizations that focus on the quality of their decisions tend to gain a competitive advantage and outperform organizations that do not. All decisions, whether it is in business, engineering, government, or personal life are based on decision-making methods. In fact, using different decision-making methods with the same information may lead to different outcomes. The selection of a decision-making method is therefore very important, and should not be left to chance.

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Vernox – Ushering a data-driven approach to lean construction

The key principles of lean construction involve defining value through the eyes of the customer, reducing non-value creating work (waste) and striving towards a culture of continuous improvement. The journey to continuous improvement begins with objectively measuring and tracking one’s own performance. Defining the right performance metrics for a construction team is a hard problem in and of itself and creating mechanisms to accurately track these metrics is even more difficult.

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