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Arlington, VA 22209
LCI corporate members deliver value from the beginning of the design until project delivery while eliminating waste and practicing Lean thinking along the way. To showcase how LCI corporate members are delivering value to project teams and to owners, LCI launched the #valuedelivery campaign calling for Lean photo submissions and one lucky LCI corporate member won a core program (Oct. 18 – 19) registration to the 2017 LCI Congress in Anaheim, Calif.!
See the #valuedelivery photos here and watch out for them on all LCI social media – we want to show how LCI corporate members transform the built environment through Lean implementation. To join in on the fun, become an LCI corporate member today!
Using the “Line Dragon” to pour concrete more efficiently (faster & smoother), while improving worker safety and ergonomics! When applying Lean Thinking, always consider how you can reduce worker fatigue that is often caused by the continuous strain and struggle educed to perform work.
Mobile Conex Boxes
Using “Mobile Conex Boxes” to expedite the most current and accurate information to those in the field, eliminating field interruptions and the struggle to access relevant data! Always consider methods to streamline communications and ways to make it available in real-time.
DIRTT’s engineered and factory produced construction provides a precise and complete design to house a unique and multi layered A/V integration solution using Harman SVSi networked windowing processors with three six-panel video walls to meet the needs of the customer.
DIRTT uses it’s patented ICE Software to enrich the design process and carry a single integrated data source through manufacturing and construction, essentially a process that “3-D Prints” fully custom construction solutions. This streamlined process uses technology to disrupt the very inefficient process and status status quo of interior building, and in this instance delivering a complex and complete solution in 4 weeks from initial design concept with client and architect.
Multi Trade Interior Sub Contractor
DIRTT’s solutions here included low-profile raised access floor, branch distribution power, custom ceilings, doors/frames/hardware, structural framing, finishes, and A/V accommodation. As a multi-trade construction solution DIRTT can provide scope of work impacting up to 12 major construction Divisions and 54 sections under 1 Multi-Trade Solution, creating the opportunity for radical efficiencies in both design and execution.
Mixed Reality Facilitates Field Planning
Superintendent from DPR reviews design on site with mixed reality headset Hololens to reduce field changes in congested area at Genentech. BIM’d design is projected onto reality via Hololens; optimizing construction planning for value delivery.
Daily Field Management
This snapshot of our field office exemplifies additional Lean planning techniques used daily. On the wall are floorplans for each level with stickies colored per trade. Because of our tight schedule and sequence all trade contractors are required to follow a specific flow and complete a certain quantity of rooms per day. Without following an exact sequence of flow trades will end up behind or stacking. Daily huddles and stickies allow us to correctly and quickly track all trades. On the TV is a screenshot of our 3D scans, allowing us to dimension and confirm rebar and PT band locations if coring or slab rework is needed efficiently without the need for expensive X-ray scans.
Hotel Elevator Pipe Rack
This pipe rack was created so multiple bundles of copper risers could be wheeled into a hotel elevator for a retrofit project. The cart cut down on material handling labor and reduced the risk of injury from carrying bundles of pipe on and off an elevator.
Linbeck Lean Wall Rough QA/QC
By using color coded QA/QC Go/No Go for sheetrock sequences, the trade partners have greatly reduced the amount of re-work and waste. This exercise also includes the design team for their validation of the wall rough in and incorporates any last minute changes from users that may not be included in an ASI/drawing change.
PCL Orlando, FL – CitiTower
CitiTower is a 25 story building in downtown Orlando, FL. Every aspect of the job requires a Lean mindset due to the complexity, budget, and logistics. As you can see the site restrictions on the project require the use of mobile mastclimbers in lieu of typical scaffolding to complete the exterior of the building. Also, because of the limited space for storage, deliveries are all just-in-time for installation. All deliveries are scheduled on a digital calendar a month in advance to properly plan buck hoist availability.
Black & Veatch “Stands Up” to change
Engineers in Black & Veatch’s Special Projects Group use Stand-Up meetings to collaborate across the cubicle and country. The basketball is not just because we are Jayhawk fans, but also a way of focusing attention on the speaker.
Our improved way of capturing information (Delta)
Now lessons learned are recorded real-time on OneNote where topics may be recalled and searched for further use. We have shortened our design investigation cycles and seen faster implementation of change since the “Stand-Up” has become part of our culture.
Co-location Electrical Breakout Meeting
Co-location spaces support our teams in providing exceptional value through shared spaces with the right people at the right time. Often times it is the spontaneous events that deliver to most ingenious value to our clients and partners.
Linbeck Morning Lean Board Huddle
“Morning Huddle” This short 10-15 minute meeting held each morning helps identify constraints impacting the weekly work plan as well as uses visual management tools to help communicate and coordinate work flow and sequences thus improving PPC’s
Pankow employees meet in functional groupings to map the processes that directly impact their day-to-day work. This is how we engage and inspire our people to see and eliminate waste to provide value to themselves, our teams and our projects
Using Last Planner down to the very last tasks
The team used LPS all the way to the final day of the project. With only a few tasks remaining, the team continued to find opportunities for improvement in the weekly work planning.
Last Planner System
Using the “Last Planner System” concept (Production Management) to make workflow more reliable and predictable, by collaboratively engaging and using the expertise of trade partners! Always collectively collaborate with those supervising the work, it’s the best way to remove assumptions, create universal consensus, generate innovative ideas, and reduce WASTE.
Pull Planning to Eliminate Waste
Here is one of our project teams utilizing pull planning, a Lean process used to effectively organize and execute tasks needed to complete a project—working backward from a project’s milestones. Pull planning is a collaborative approach that can result in an improved project schedule through the elimination of waste from waiting and redundancy. It’s another way SSOE focuses our delivery around our clients’ business needs.
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