Lean Construction

About a year ago P. Agnes was introduced to the principles of Lean Construction and we believe that this is the way of the future.

Collaboration in order to eliminate the rampant waste that plagues our industry is the most logical method for addressing the needs of a broken system for the combined project and all parties involved benefit. Although our journey officially recently began, P. Agnes has engaged in Lean Construction principles for years to drive efficiency.

P. Agnes believes that the application of Lean Construction practices will carry us into the future, giving us a competitive edge that sets us apart.

Excessive waste continues to plague the construction industry, reducing project profitability and efficiencies of scale. It is our belief that through enhanced collaboration and a focus on process improvement, we can take the much needed steps toward the elimination of non-value added tasks and the overhead that often comes with it.

Listed below are just a few of the projects that have benefited from our commitment to continued process improvement through the use of Lean Construction methods.

Cooper Cancer Institute, Camden, NJ

  • Extensive collaboration between P. Agnes, Design Professionals, and Owner’s Representative throughout Pre-Construction
  • Target Value Management
  • Building Information Modeling (BIM)
  • Pull Planning
  • Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA)

USH Bldg. C, West Chester University, West Chester, PA

  • Plus Delta from Phase I to improve quality, cost and schedule,
  • Extensive collaboration between P. Agnes, Design Professionals, and Owner’s Representative throughout Pre-Construction,
  • Target Value Management
  • Flow Line Scheduling
  • Pull Planning
  • Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA)
  • Last Planner System

Lankenau Hospital Master Plan Projects, Ardmore, PA

  • Joined the team at the earliest stages of planning (Pre-SD) and began to lead the team with Constructability reviews at each document release, Target Value Management, and suggested phasing, scheduling, and logistics to allow this project to be constructed most expeditiously and efficiently
  • Implemented BIM technologies for both coordination and as an “As-Built” deliverable at closeout
  • Utilized backward pass Pull Plan theories in scheduling, thereby setting milestones throughout the Masterplan and identifying both design and construction deliverables from this effort to accurately flag long lead items and design packages
  • Participated in Peer Review page turn meetings at each level of documentation
  • Conducted and participated in lessons learned meetings with Owner and Design Team throughout the course of the project in order to continuously adjust and achieve
  • Chaired the collaborative effort and instilled the concept of Teamwork by taking responsibility as team leader from the earliest stages of design

Virtua MOB, Moorestown, NJ

  • Extensive collaboration between P. Agnes, Design Professionals, and Owner’s Representative throughout Pre-Construction
  • Pull Planning

AtlantiCare, MOB, Egg Harbor Township, NJ

  • Extensive collaboration between P. Agnes, Design Professionals, and Owner’s Representative throughout Pre-Construction
  • Target Value Management

 

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