The following article is from the Construction Dive web blog and it mentions Lean as one of the trends shaping commercial construction. https://www.constructiondive.com
Contractors are increasingly looking to lean principles, which, along with automation, helped grow manufacturing’s global labor productivity by 3.6% annually over the past two decades compared with construction’s unimpressive 1% productivity growth, McKinsey found.
In a McGraw Hill Construction survey of such companies, 84% reported higher quality projects since transitioning from traditional methods, 80% saw greater customer satisfaction, 77% experienced greater productivity and 77% improved jobsite safety [we use these stats]. With such proponents as AECOM, Skanska USA, McCarthy Building Cos., Hoar Construction and offsite-centric Katerra, the method is sure to broaden its appeal for small- and mid-size contractors in the coming year.
Design-Build: The popularity is based on results, they said: Costs are less than more traditional methods such as a design-bid-build due to its streamlined organization, timelines are reduced due to less back-and-forth remedial efforts in the design process and clients get the clearest contractual remedies.
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