We implement Lean Construction methodology
The lean methodology in construction is a reflection of the concern to improve the efficiency of processes in all types of companies.
The foundations of this methodology based on the integrated production and management system that emerged from the Japanese company Toyota.
One of the principles of this approach is to minimise losses during projects, increasing productivity in each part of the process.
The two basic concepts of the Toyota Production System (TPS) are «jidoka» and «Just-In-Time». Jidoka refers to the ability of the equipment to detect a problem. That is how we avoid defective products.
Just-In-Time» refers to improving productivity by doing what is needed, when it is required, and in the required amount.
How does the lean methodology translate into construction?
With this methodology, the process of construction and operation of the project is designed together. Thus, all the work is structured on strategies to reduce losses during construction. Besides, both the planning and the control system are processes that are measured to be improved.
The lean methodology in construction is also known as lossless construction. The final objective: to reduce as much as possible the time invested in actions that do not the product to the absolute value. Some examples of these losses would be:
– Waiting due to lack of equipment or materials.
– Delays for activities that are poorly executed.
– Unnecessary travel due to lack of resources and inadequate site planning.
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