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Why is lean construction applicable to wind turbine construction?

As an introduction to this post, it will give you a short introduction to modular wind turbine construction, planning trends, and why lean construction is applicable here. One thing is that wind turbine construction is categorized as modular construction, with a sequential strategy for assembling the modules [1].


5 step methodology to significantly reduce the risk of late changes and change orders

In every project the early decisions are likely to be the most significant. Unfortunately they are being made when the knowledge is at the lowest about that particular project.


Do I really need Lean Construction coaching?

“I need a Lean Coach!” That is great to hear! But if you hire one, do you really need coaching, or do you actually need something else? As coaches, we spend a lot of time coaching, but many of us spend an even larger percentage of our time training and facilitating.


Applying Lean to reduce rework in the housing supply chain

The UK housing supply chain has often been criticised for the poor quality of its products, low level of productivity and high level of waste. The problem of poor supply and quality has successfully been tackled by automobile manufacturing industries.


The Construction Industry is in Crisis. The Root Cause and a Better Way Forward

The engineering and construction industry is in crisis, with over $1.6 trillion wasted annually due to capital projects not being delivered on time or on budget. Massive project cost overruns, schedule delays and claims are so commonplace they have become ‘normalized'.


Implementing the Last Planner System - How do you do that?

Life can throw unexpected curve balls. One such came on attending a workshop led by Christine Pasquire many years ago at Loughborough University in the UK. In talking about the Last Planner System (LPS), she revealed an approach that appeared logical and intuitive.


Lean Construction: A comprehensive vision for the development of competitiveness in the construction industry

The construction industry for many years has been considered slow and late in adopting changes and integrating with new management models.


What is the Internal Mechanism of Visual Management?

Regarding visual management, the central concern of practitioners is about the practicality of a tool. They often seek direct answers to the following questions: Which tool will help on their worksites?


Pause and Reflect | How Developing Capabilities and Critical Thinking Impacts Productivity

The construction industry reminds me very much of today’s school system! Both are broken and there doesn’t seem to be much attention on building learning capability.


Takt is the New Tune – How to Develop a Takt Plan Based on a Collaborative Planning Process

Takt is about creating harmony between people contributing to a common cause – whether it is to perform a piece of music or construct a building


Using Lean BIM to Mistake-Proof Furniture Procurement

The parametric nature of BIM paired with standardization of work processes could allow a design practice to leverage BIM and lean thinking to enhance a supplemental service line such as furniture specification and procurement.