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Understanding Lean Construction

Understanding Lean Construction

by Proforma Construction, April 30, 2020

What is lean construction?

One of the most common types of construction project delays are those stemming from last-minute changes to the building plan.  Oftentimes, the delays are worse when plan changes are introduced after the building schedule is already made, and work has started.  To minimize the amount of time, money, and resources wasted by last-minute changes, a new type of construction methodology known as lean construction was introduced.  Your Bay Area contractor explains what lean construction is and what it aims to accomplish.

  • What is Lean Construction?

Lean construction refers to iterative approaches to building.  In simple terms, construction planning, design, and building are done in smaller chunks.  Rather than performing all the planning and design at the outset of a project, lean construction has planning, designing, and scheduling happen incrementally as the project progresses.

  • Benefits of Lean Construction

Because planning, scheduling, and actual building are broken up into chunks, lean construction projects experience fewer delays and budget concerns than traditional construction projects.  Another major benefit of lean construction is that these projects tend to produce very little waste.  Because building materials are ordered at different intervals throughout the building process, project managers do not have to over-order to ensure that they have everything that they need.  This means that there are less wasted materials left over after construction is completed.  Not only does this benefit the environment, but it also reduces project costs significantly.

This is what you need to know about lean construction and the benefits of this building philosophy.  Interested in staying up to date will all the latest construction trends?  Then contact your Bay Area contractor at Proforma Construction.  Serving Pleasanton and the surrounding California area, our highly-trained team is ready to make your commercial construction dreams a reality.