As the construction sector continues its strong rebound, expanded opportunities bring new challenges and business considerations. Project owners demand faster builds; skilled trade resources become increasingly scarce; cash flow requirements intensify; and costs—both real and reputational—mount for delays. These factors—and many more—exert considerable pressure on already narrow margins.
Firms seek solutions to help them more consistently deliver projects on-time and within (or under) budget to optimize customer satisfaction and margin potential. Lean methodologies increasingly factor into the mix, and for good reason. Leveraging Lean practices and principles—which focus on optimizing value with fewer resources—can save an average of 10% on total project cost, according to the Lean Construction Institute.