Lean Construction Program: Baker 2.0
Lean Construction stresses collaborative building through disciplined teams, an
initiative that fits extremely well with Baker’s high-efficiency approach to construction.
Since 2005, Baker has been exploring and implementing the unique and proven principles
of Lean Construction. In keeping with Baker’s culture, the Lean approach raises
the bar in safety,
quality, and production. It enhances
Baker’s corporate mission, vision, and values, our Incident and Injury
Free (IIF) safety program, as well as ISO 9001 quality standards.
The Baker 2.0 Lean program consists of these best practices:
- Last Planner® System (LPS)
- Milestone Planning – An overview of the project where historical data is applied
to the major phases to determine schedule feasibility and resource requirements
- Pull Planning – An in-depth look at the various resources and hand-offs that are
required to complete the work
- Weekly Work Planning - Day-by-day planning for the handoffs that will occur in the
- Daily Huddles – Daily review of detailed plans, last minute modifications, and transfer
of plans to craft workers
- Percent Plan Complete – Examination of weekly performance where variances in production
are studied, root causes are identified, and countermeasures are installed
With the adoption of the Lean process, Baker has solidified its commitment to continuous
improvement, greatly accelerating learning and collaboration on projects. And improvements
go beyond pure efficiencies. Since embracing these new concepts, Baker has enjoyed
fewer incidents, higher quality, improved schedule performance, less “firefighting,”
and more time to plan, collaborate, and solve problems.
For more information about the Baker 2.0 Lean Construction Program, please contact
Dave MacNeel, Operations Manager, LEED AP, Lean Construction Champion.
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