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Busted! The Top Six Myths of Lean Construction

Date: Thursday, January 19, 2017
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Time: 11:00 a.m. (ET) / 10:00 a.m. (CT) / 9:00 a.m. (MT) / 8:00 a.m. (PT)
Length: 30 minutes
Fee: Free
Speaker: John Wiegand, BIM360 Integration Consultant, Autodesk 

There are three types of people in the construction industry: Those who think they’re already doing lean, those who really are doing lean, and those who wish everyone would shut up about it and let them get on with their work. And the one thing we all have in common is that we can’t agree on what “lean construction” even means, exactly. The unfortunate truth is that middle group, those who actually have successfully implemented lean, is very, very small. 

The truth is, lean is not a thing you up and do and call it done. Lean is a way of being. It’s a commitment, an intentional and ongoing philosophy and process. If you’re not eating, drinking, and dreaming lean, you’re not practicing lean. 

  • Explore the link between the implementation of technology and successful lean programs
  • Help attendees understand that implementing lean cannot be done alone, it takes the extend team to both implement and continuously improve
  • Expose ways to democratize lean across all companies, both large and small
  • Define what it really means to be “lean” in construction
  • Demonstrate and recognize the myths (and truths) around lean construction
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 With 33 years of construction supervision, John joined Autodesk to engage and coach construction customers on LEAN principles as well as commitment based planning and scheduling. John continues to assist companies by implementing principles such as MAP coordination of schedules, last planner, and pull planning- effectively helping them become more lean and resulting in better project performance. With prior roles at DPR and Whiting-Turner, John has a history of providing and implementing techniques and strategies to make collaboration a priority. When not busy helping to ensure customer success with LEAN, John has served as an advisory board member at the ABC Delmar chapter and spends his free time golfing. John has three boys, one of which is a project engineer with Whiting-Turner in Baltimore.

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