An Introduction to Lean Construction

| September 3, 2019

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Lean Construction is the application of Lean production management and manufacturing practices to construction project delivery. This includes the entire construction industry owners, designers, architects, engineers, general contractors, subcontractors and end users and not simply the work that occurs during the construction portion of a project. In the 80s and early 90s, Lean production techniques changed the efficiency and profitability of manufacturing across the world.

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