I’ve blogged previously about both Lean and Agile construction.
The first thing to know about Lean Construction is that, in this context, “Construction” doesn’t just refer to what we do on site to stick buildings up! It refers to the whole process from Conception by the Client to eventual demolition and recycling when that time comes.
Despite the complicated, academic name, Lean Construction isn’t complicated. To us builders it will be fairly simple to implement. The ones who will find it difficult are the ones we would expect to find it easy; architects. They will have to ensure that their design concept incorporates both economic buildability…
Now in a previous Blog I’ve said that “Lean Construction” is just a posh, academic way of saying we need to apply a bit of common sense to construction. That applies to the whole process from Conception to Handover.
A simple question, but not quite that simple an answer! What it comes down to is who you are, what you do and where you fit in in the whole life-cycle of the construction project.
Well, I might only be a bl**dy builder, me, like, but I am a bit inquisitive so I did a bit of reading. “Lean Construction” turns out to be exactly what I guessed it might be!