Old school construction superintendents did not have all the Lean tools and technology we enjoy today, but they still have plenty of knowledge to pass on to the next generation. Skiles Group Senior Superintendent Buddy Brumley shares 5 tips from the old school construction generation that the new school of builders would be wise to learn today.
Buddy Brumley is a Senior Superintendent with Skiles Group, a DFW-based builder specializing in the construction of complex healthcare facilities. Buddy has over 35 years of construction experience, and is a “Lean Champion” within the firm where he helps to teach Skiles Group’s Lean processes and tools, drives adherence to those protocols, seeks innovative solutions to achieve the firm’s Lean goals, and generates enthusiasm for the firm’s Lean initiatives.
I was eager to try something new when my CEO announced that our construction firm would start a Lean journey in 2015. I had just finished a project that was, by all ordinary standards, successful. The problem was that at the end I was exhausted.