The Benefits of Touchplan

We’ve all heard it before “There’s something special about putting a sticky note on a wall”, “my subs aren’t tech savvy”,  or “technology isn’t lean”. It’s like they’ve forgotten the foundation of which lean construction was built upon- to save money, time, and increase efficiency. We want to maximize value and decrease waste by whatever means…

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Owner Defined Value: A Lean Perspective.

Good Afternoon from Texas. The AGC Conference is rocking and rolling down in San Antonio. This morning I sat in on an educational session called “How do Owners Define Value in their Construction Projects. A Lean Perspective” Steve Jones of Dodge Data and Analytics and Victor Sanvido of Southland Industries are conducting research on what…

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Save your contingency. Make identifying and clearing constraints the priority.

Identifying and clearing constraints early and often is key to running smarter projects. Often little things that go unnoticed can lead to big headaches. We’ve all experienced it. A permit is tied up in review because of some missing information. A critical activity is held up while awaiting design clarification… or material delivery… or both. A crew works shorthanded because some…

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