In this episode “A Journey of Growth and Collaboration in Construction,” host Adam Hoots interviews Nick Clemens with O’Shea Builders and Sam Sinclair with E.L. Pruitt Co. Mechanical Contractors. They share their experiences and insights on implementing Lean Construction practices within their companies.
A Journey of Growth and Collaboration
They begin by discussing the significance of effective communication and organization in superintendent-only Lean coffees, where industry professionals gather to exchange knowledge and learn from one another. Sam highlights E.L. Pruitt’s early stages of Lean maturity and their commitment, as a trade partner, to adapting to O’Shea Builder’s Lean initiatives while continuously seeking improvement. Throughout the episode, the guests emphasize the importance of passion, leadership, and cultivating a positive work culture in the construction industry.
Hoots shares the story of Obuson, the Japanese Lean consultant that he learned about from Niklas Modig. Additionally, they address common phrases and attitudes that hinder progress and encourage listeners to find alternative solutions and foster constructive dialogue.
Nick and Sam also discuss the process of testing and fine-tuning Lean tools, focusing on implementing those that add value while discarding those that don’t.
Tune in to gain valuable insights and practical tips for embracing Lean practices in construction.
ABOUT HOOTS ON THE GROUND PODCAST:
The Lean Builder’s absolutely, positively NO Bullshido podcast. Join Host Adam Hoots and his guests as they dig deep into the topics that are relevant to those of us who “get it”: the men and women with the dirty boots, the ones who work in the field, doing the hands-on business of construction each day. Listen in as we keep it real while stories from the trenches are shared along with lessons learned and some laughter along the way.
RESOURCE LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:
- theleanbuilder.com | Our main blog, book, resources, news & events website
GUESTS FEATURED IN THIS EPISODE:
- Adam Hoots | linkedin.com/in/adam-hoots-4645519/ | podcast host for “Hoots on the Ground” and Lean Construction Shepherd with ConstructionACHEsolutions
- Sam Sinclair | https://www.linkedin.com/in/sam-sinclair-b9a41969/
- Nick Clemens | https://www.linkedin.com/in/nick-clemens-5bbba490/