Five Practices of LEAN Construction Companies - For Owners/GMs, Superintendents, Foremen, Project Managers and Project Engineers
A detailed four-hour introduction to:
1. Personal Responsibility - Take personal responsibility for doing our work correctly the first time. And – when we make a mistake, we correct it then and there. Do not allow good work to follow over bad work.
2. Continuous Incremental improvement (Kaizen) - Always be working to improve ourselves and the quality of our work.
3. Pull Scheduling / Begin with the End in Mind - Set the end goals and plan the steps it takes to get there.
4. Collaboration & Respect for Others - Treat others as we would like to be treated.
5. Continuous Flow (Continuity in Projects and Personal Conduct) - When the right things happen at just the right time – with no interruptions.
Building a LEAN Project – For Owners/GMs, Superintendents, Foremen, Project Managers and Project Engineers
Curriculum in development
The AGC Lean Construction Education Program (LCEP) consists of seven courses designed for general managers, construction managers, project managers, and superintendents. One attendee from each company should be appointed to become the company’s “Lean Champion” who will lead the remainder of the company in incorporating and sustaining Lean.
Unit 1: Variation in Production Systems: A four-hour course about “Variation” – when things on the project do not go as planned. We look at the root causes of variation and learn how to reduce it.
Unit 2: Pull in Production: A four-hour course about “Pull Production” which leads to reliable workflow.
Unit 3: Lean Workstructuring: A four-hour course introducing the “Last Planner System” developed by the Lean Construction Institute to plan projects in a way that produces reliable workflow.
Unit 4: The Last Planner System: A four-hour course completing the study of the Last Planner System and showing how to conduct make-ready and weekly work planning sessions.
Unit 5: Lean Supply Chain and Assembly: An eight-hour course explaining Lean supply chain and assembly.
Unit 6: Lean Design and Preconstruction: A four-hour course introducing value based leadership, Lean in the design process, and relational contracting.
Unit 7: Problem-solving Principles and Tools: A seven-hour course on a team approach in overcoming challenges with useful tools to support the problem solving process.
More introductory information is available in this one-hour video: Lean Construction 101 – Foundations of Lean Construction
NCCER Project Supervision – For Superintendents & Foremen
A 20-hour presentation of the following:
Unit 1: Orientation to the Job
Unit 2: Human Relations & Problem Solving
Unit 3: Quality Control
Unit 4: Contract and Construction Documents
Unit 5: Document Control and Estimating
Unit 6: Planning & Scheduling
Unit 7: Resource Control and Cost Awareness
NCCER Project Management – For Project Managers & Project Engineers
A 32-hour presentation of the following:
Unit 1: Introduction to Project Management
Unit 2: Safety
Unit 3: Interpersonal Skills
Unit 4: Issues and Resolutions
Unit 5: Construction Documents
Unit 6: Construction Planning
Unit 7: Estimating and Cost Control
Unit 8: Scheduling
Unit 9: Resource Control
Unit 10: Quality Control and Assurance
Unit 11: Continuous Improvement
Lessons in Construction Leadership – For current and future leaders – tailored to suit office staff or field staff
A four-hour study on the habits of the best leaders:
1. Leading from the front of the pack / Providing an excellent example
2. Effective communication skills
3. Well established priorities & goals
4. Treat others as they would like to be treated
5. Commitment to Kaizen (continuous incremental improvement)
6. Knowing how to find solutions
Quality Control & Jobsite Ethics - For all field personnel
A detailed two hour study of the direct relationship between high standards, quality work and increased profit. Takeaways include:
1. Understanding the importance of “Doing our work right the first time”
2. Tools to apply personal responsibility and initiative on the jobsite
3. The importance of ethical conduct on the jobsite
4. Tools to help grow our professional skills
Construction 101 – For contractor office support staff
A two hour overview of this amazing industry to help support staff understand the activities of the estimators, project managers, and superintendents. Students learn:
1. The basic language of construction documents, bidding, and field activities
2. An understanding of the different roles and activities of the industry
3. The significance of the support the office staff provides to field activities
LEAN Construction Company Leadership Development - For Owners/GMs, Superintendents, Foremen, Project Managers and Project engineers
An intensive eight month one-on-one mentoring program via live web conferencing provides in-depth training in productivity, profitability, and construction leadership. We learn detailed ways to apply the five practices of LEAN Construction Companies:
1. Personal Responsibility
2. Continuous Incremental Improvement (Kaizen)
3. Pull Scheduling (Begin With the End in Mind)
4. Collaboration & Respect for Others
5. Continuous Flow (Continuity in Projects and Personal Conduct)
Seven Steps to Success – For individuals seeking to maximize effectiveness, accomplishments, and success in all areas of life.
An in depth one-on-one mentoring program via live web conferencing. Over an eight month period the student learns about the tools and techniques to:
1. Establish principle based personal priorities
2. Set and achieve specific goals
3. Maintain continuous growth in three areas of health: body, mind, and spirit
4. Communicate effectively on matters of importance