“As Lean Construction evolves and grows in our industry, a digital solution will accelerate continuous improvement and unify teams around a common tool – accessible in everyone’s pocket. Bosch RefinemySite provides that solution to help construction teams in the field.”

Keyan Zandy, COO, Skiles Group

“Although we’ve only been using RefinemySite for a short time, it’s already starting to make a difference with our pull planning. It’s a very visual program that helps keep us on track and working toward project milestones. We also like how it helps facilitate collaboration among our project team and partners. We’ve been searching for a solution like RefinemySite for several years now, and even after only a few short weeks of using it, it’s beginning to make a difference with our pull planning. It’s very visual, which makes it easy to track tasks and milestones, and it helps enhance collaboration among our project team and partners.”

Michael Poole, Sr Continuous Improvement Manager | Lean, Barton Malow

“Bosch’s RefinemySite takes pull planning to the next level, turning notes on a wall into coordinated virtual scheduling. This software is easy to use and read, and it has become a go-to reference for our direct project team along with our subcontractors.”

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Erin N. Murphy, Project Manager, CG Schmidt

“We’ve looked at three other digital scheduling platforms and none compares to the straightforward approach RefinemySite takes. From milestone planning all the way down to daily tasks…this program gives every general contractor and their trade partners meaningful collaboration, accountability, and KPIs.”

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Steve Turner, Superintendent, FPI Builders, LLC

Texas A&M is somewhat isolated geographically so I am often unable to invite my students to visit an actual job site where lean is being implemented. Because of this, I have focused during the past few years on helping them build an understanding of lean theory. Although I have always shown photos of implementation of actual lean projects in class, the book is giving them a realistic understanding of the underpinnings of the types of management struggles they will likely face after graduation—and how lean tools can help them solve these challenges, even as young project managers.

One of my more experienced students immediately wrote me an email after having read the book, and excitedly thanked me for assigning the book in class. Thanks for making the book happen. It’s a great gift for new project managers—as well as for college-level educators of lean.

Zofia K. Rybkowski, PhDAssociate Professor, Texas A&M University

I have known Keyan for some time and have always appreciated his passion for the construction industry, especially for Lean construction. When The Lean Builder came out, I had the opportunity to connect with Joe and was equally impressed with his passion for Lean. I commend both Joe and Keyan for their endeavor at bringing critical concepts of Lean Construction within the grasp of everyone.

This book is far away from the technical jargons that are common in most literature and explains complex concepts and processes through a story telling manner. I am using part of the book in my Lean course to explain daily huddles and pull planning to my students. I believe The Lean Builder can make a beginner curious about Lean, and those who are already using Lean can use it as a tool to spread the knowledge among others.

Somik Ghosh, Ph.DAssociate Professor of Construction Science The University of Oklahoma

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. StarkVice President, Knowledge Programs & Building Markets
Associated General Contractors of America

I hope The Lean Builder inspires current and future builders by empowering the people closest to the work to improve the work.

Bevan MaceVP, National Operations and Lean, Balfour Beatty
2017 Lean Construction Institute Chairman Award Winner

Your job is simple: read this book. Then, get others to read this book. Together, we will transform the industry!

Romano NickersonPrincipal, Boulder Associates Architects
2014 Lean Construction Institute Chairman Award Winner

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, IIISheetmetal General Superintendent, Southland Industries
2018 Lean Construction Institute Pioneer Award Winner