At Jerry L. Johnson & Associates, providing our clients with the highest quality work in a way that benefits their businesses is our primary goal. One of the ways we accomplish this goal is by operating under the principles of lean construction. A project following the lean construction method will begin with a clearly defined plan. This plan includes the overall strategy, the division of responsibilities, and the necessities for completing the project.
It Leads to Higher Quality Work
Because lean principles are designed to empower workers with greater responsibility and value to the overall project, the emphasis on performance and good communication skyrockets. When multiple contractors and subcontractors are working together as a single, efficient unit, the highest quality of work is able to come through.
It Reduces Waste (and Cost)
Waste can be a significant problem on any construction site because there are multiple types. Waste of time, waste of energy, waste of material, and most importantly, waste of money. One of the primary goals of the lean construction method is reducing this waste. From the onset of the project, methods for reducing waste in all areas is reduced. Employee time will be better accounted for, stock of materials will be more accurate, and tasks will be simplified.
It Leads to Faster Projects
With better communication and reduced waste, it’s only natural that project speed will be increased. With lean methods, this is done while still maintaining the high quality of work. This becomes a win-win for all those involved – the owner can be up and running more quickly while the contractors and subcontractors can move on to other projects and complete more projects per year.
These are just a few of the many advantages of lean construction methods. At JLJ, we strive to provide our clients with the highest quality projects possible, and lean construction has played a significant role in this.