Lean Construction is a management philosophy and set of principles aimed at improving the efficiency of construction projects. It is based on Lean manufacturing principles and seeks to eliminate waste, increase productivity, and deliver value to clients. Lean Construction utilizes similar principles and tools to enhance the planning, preparation, and coordination of construction projects. The goal is to ensure that projects are delivered on time, within budget, with quality, while also considering environmental and well-being aspects.
At Unigesco, we place the highest importance on continuous improvement, resolutely incorporating Lean Construction principles into our construction projects. This strategic approach, which embodies our commitment to the growth of our company, has yielded remarkable results. It has enabled us to establish a more robust project management, take on responsibility for a greater number of projects, handle larger-scale operations, all while reducing losses and maintaining the serenity of our teams.
When it comes to planning, we demonstrate innovation by reimagining established paradigms in the construction industry. We continually refine our master schedules, closely monitor weekly progress through rigorous PPC (Percentage Project Completed) tracking and analyze the origins of deviations and constraints. Furthermore, we develop highly effective visual schedules, plan short-term by zones, and collaborate closely with our subcontractors during weekly planning sessions.
Quality control, on the other hand, is a cornerstone of our continuous improvement efforts. We ensure that our project teams have access to competent resources and suitable tools to effectively implement quality control plans. These proactive measures help us anticipate risks, eliminate non-conformity, or make necessary adjustments promptly.
Finally, we capitalize on the best practices of Lean Construction, drawing on evidence-based insights and the experience of construction companies in North America and Europe that have adopted these principles. Moreover, we invest in the training of our employees, introducing them to Lean Construction methods through workshops led by experts in the field or through supervised training sessions.