Lean Construction Management Services

Lean Construction management combines research and development in design and construction with an adaption of lean manufacturing principles and practices to the entire design and construction process. Unlike manufacturing, construction is a project based- process.

 

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LEAN Construction Principles

At Murphy Company, we implement the following Lean Construction principles to ensure a successful project for all of our clients:

  • 5 Why Analysis– The problem solving technique we utilize to dig for the root cause of a condition by asking why successively (at least five times) whenever a problem exists in order to get beyond the apparent symptoms. As each answer to the why question is documented, we make an additional inquiry concerning that response.
  • Building Information Model(-ing)– The process of generating and managing building data during the life cycle of a building. With BIM, we have the ability to use three-dimensional (3D), real-time, dynamic building modeling software. BIM includes building geometry, spatial relationships, geographic information, and quantities and properties of building components. BIM can include four-dimensional (4D) simulations to see how part or all of the facility is intended to be built and 5D capability for model-based estimating. BIM provides the platform for simultaneous conversations related to the design of the “product” and its delivery process, thereby speeding the field delivery process (or construction timeframe).
  • Last Planner® System (LPS) – The system we use for project production planning and control, aimed at creating a workflow that achieves reliable execution, developed by Glenn Ballard and Greg Howell, with documentation by Ballard in 2000. LPS is the collaborative, commitment-based planning system that integrates should-can-will-did planning: pull planning, make-ready look-ahead planning with constraint analysis, weekly work planning based upon reliable promises, and learning based upon analysis of Reasons for Variance.
  • Look Ahead Plan– A short interval plan, based on the pull/phase plan, that assists our team in identifying all the activities to be performed in the next 6 (or other specified timeframe) weeks. The 6W Look-ahead Schedule (LAS) is updated each week – always identifying new activities coming 6 weeks out so that our project management team can make appropriate arrangements to assure that the work will be ready to be performed in the week indicated.
  • Target Value Delivery– The disciplined management practice we use throughout the project to assure that the facility meets the operational needs and values of the users, is delivered within the allowable budget, and promotes innovation throughout the process to increase value and eliminate waste (time, money, human effort.)

Our Lean Construction techniques focus on the reliability of scheduling, successful project completion and delivering the most value to our clients. Contact us today and see what Murphy Company can do for you!

Lean Construction Management Services

Lean Construction management combines research and development in design and construction with an adaption of lean manufacturing principles and practices to the entire design and construction process.

Unlike manufacturing, construction is a project based- process.

LEAN Construction Principles

At Murphy Company, we implement the following Lean Construction principles to ensure a successful project for all of our clients:

  • 5 Why Analysis– The problem solving technique we utilize to dig for the root cause of a condition by asking why successively (at least five times) whenever a problem exists in order to get beyond the apparent symptoms. As each answer to the why question is documented, we make an additional inquiry concerning that response.
  • Building Information Model(-ing)– The process of generating and managing building data during the life cycle of a building. With BIM, we have the ability to use three-dimensional (3D), real-time, dynamic building modeling software. BIM includes building geometry, spatial relationships, geographic information, and quantities and properties of building components. BIM can include four-dimensional (4D) simulations to see how part or all of the facility is intended to be built and 5D capability for model-based estimating. BIM provides the platform for simultaneous conversations related to the design of the “product” and its delivery process, thereby speeding the field delivery process (or construction timeframe).

murphy_lean-constructing_graph

  • Last Planner® System (LPS) – The system we use for project production planning and control, aimed at creating a workflow that achieves reliable execution, developed by Glenn Ballard and Greg Howell, with documentation by Ballard in 2000. LPS is the collaborative, commitment-based planning system that integrates should-can-will-did planning: pull planning, make-ready look-ahead planning with constraint analysis, weekly work planning based upon reliable promises, and learning based upon analysis of Reasons for Variance.
  • Look Ahead Plan– A short interval plan, based on the pull/phase plan, that assists our team in identifying all the activities to be performed in the next 6 (or other specified timeframe) weeks. The 6W Look-ahead Schedule (LAS) is updated each week – always identifying new activities coming 6 weeks out so that our project management team can make appropriate arrangements to assure that the work will be ready to be performed in the week indicated.
  • Target Value Delivery– The disciplined management practice we use throughout the project to assure that the facility meets the operational needs and values of the users, is delivered within the allowable budget, and promotes innovation throughout the process to increase value and eliminate waste (time, money, human effort.)

Our Lean Construction techniques focus on the reliability of scheduling, successful project completion and delivering the most value to our clients. Contact us today and see what Murphy Company can do for you!