To provide easily understood, accessible Lean Construction resources for the leaders in the field—the superintendents and last planners—so they will feel empowered to implement Lean methodologies on their projects, even if they have no other resources or champions available
While we hope that a wide audience enjoys this book on lean construction principles and finds it informative and helpful, The Lean Builder was written for a specific group of people: the leaders in the field—the superintendents and last planners. Our goal is to provide an easily understood, accessible resource for you so you’ll feel empowered to implement Lean methodologies on your projects, even if you have no other resources or champions available to you. We invite you to be open-minded and willing to explore these new ideas and concepts, which may push you to abandon the comfort zone that is “that’s the way we have always done it.”
Joe Donarumo & Keyan Zandy
The Lean Builders
As a guy who loves to spend time in trailers with the real teams, I can’t wait to share this work with the dedicated men and women who actually build our projects. Thank you, Joe and Keyan!
Interim Executive Director Emeritus, Lean Construction Institute
2013 Lean Construction Institute Chairman Award Winner
This is a book that should be read by anybody who sees Lean as too challenging to attempt, and even those who have tried it before and failed. It will correct misperceptions and inspire people to try something new. Hand it out to your project teams and watch the light bulbs come on!
Dan C. Heinemeier
Lean Construction Institute
The Lean Builder puts the focus where I believe Lean practices have the biggest impact: with the men and women who do the work.
The openness and transparency that went into the content of the book highlights the authors’ drive for a better industry!
2018 Lean Construction Institute Chairman Award Winner
This book's easy to read and rich content has emphasized the real value of Lean application for the builder. A must-read for anyone who wants to take their implementation game to the next level.
The Lean Builder is something worthy of our time—at least, for those builders who are fed up with the B.S. of our traditional construction methods.
Henry Nutt, III
2018 Lean Construction Institute Pioneer Award Winner
Your job is simple: read this book. Then, get others to read this book. Together, we will transform the industry!
2014 Lean Construction Institute Chairman Award Winner
I hope The Lean Builder inspires current and future builders by empowering the people closest to the work to improve the work.
2017 Lean Construction Institute Chairman Award Winner
Written for those who roll up their sleeves and do the work as craft professionals, foremen, and superintendents, The Lean Builder is a must-read for anyone new to Lean Construction, and certainly those professionals working in the field.
Michael F. Stark
Associated General Contractors of America
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