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Forms of application

Lean Thinking
Lean Design
Lean Construction
Lean Logistics

Lean Thinking . A focus on continuous improvement

Communication on an equal footing and shared understanding of the construction and planning process thanks to cooperation and transparency: this is Lean management in action.

All processes – from planning to execution – are streamlined and value creation is increased. Work steps are devised collectively and analysed in advance with all parties involved in the project. This helps the team to identify unnecessary process steps and optimise or avoid them altogether in the future. The primary goal is to avoid waste by implementing a continuous improvement process.

Lean brings benefits for the client.

  • Eliminating waste

Streamlined processes from planning to execution: Lean methods increase value creation by identifying and eliminating waste.

  • Cutting down to the essentials

Work steps are devised collectively and analysed in advance so that they can then be optimised in terms of time and resources. We use target value design to work towards a predefined (cost) target.

  • Building together

One of the key aspects of Lean is the inclusion of all the teams involved in implementation. We communicate regularly with clients, partners and specialist planners right from the start, which helps us to eliminate potential obstacles at an early stage.

The consistent use of the Lean methodology results in better quality at lower costs and optimised construction times.

Lean Design . Working together to improve project planning 

Lean Design is an agile project delivery system that promotes active communication and collaboration between the planning teams. In addition, processes are visualised and made transparent for all project teams. Besides the planners, the executing trades – to the extent that they have been established – are also involved in the planning process. This helps to optimise interfaces, coordinate construction strategies, utilise all available sources of knowledge, and promote cooperation between all the teams. Involving all the planners and decision-makers in the process from the beginning results in improved and streamlined planning.

Lean brings benefits for the client.

For our clients, the use of Lean design in all performance phases means:

  • Individual and flexible planning
  • Security guaranteed by transparency throughout the entire planning process
  • Ongoing performance evaluation and readjustment
  • Cost transparency achieved by target value design
  • Collaborative, seamless workflows, both analogue and digital

Lean Construction . Efficient management of complex projects  

Lean Construction stands for coordinated construction management where processes are efficiently harmonised. One of the key priorities of our work on the construction site is the avoidance and elimination of waste during execution. This saves resources and helps prevent delays, especially in complex projects. In this way, we ensure better results and increased satisfaction for everybody involved in the project.

Close communication for efficient and safe execution results 

By applying Lean methods, we achieve an increase in efficiency and continuous improvement of execution processes. This means that we are able to reduce the construction time substantially and save costs. In integrated projects, we make sure that the Lean design approaches are seamlessly followed up with Lean construction methods to ensure comprehensive Lean project management. Key decisions for the project are made at an early stage, allowing everyone to be optimally prepared to start the execution phase. The focus is on close, regular communications between everybody involved in the project.

Lean brings benefits for the client.

  • Security during the execution phase as a result of openness, transparency and trust throughout the construction team
  • Structure and a shared building strategy for collective understanding of the process
  • Short-cycle, collective control of the construction process
  • Low attrition loss, thanks to the establishment of a culture of cooperation
  • Higher quality and reduced rework mean lower costs


Lean Logistics . Efficient handling of construction projects  

We use Lean Logistics to identify potential savings in construction project management.  Activities related to building logistics such as transport, storage, installation and removal operations often take up of the total time involved in the finishing work. We use the existing potential here to avoid unnecessary processes such as long search times in unstructured storage rooms and expensive transport routes.

Optimised processes for more cost-effectiveness

Just-in-time, procurement, production, waste disposal and information logistics are all part of construction logistics. They are defined specifically for each project. A construction logistics manual is provided to inform all project participants about the applicable logistical framework conditions and thus to ensure clarity in all processes and to implement them optimally on the construction site. The construction logistics manual includes, for example, information on delivery processes, efficient material storage and the selected disposal system. This shortens lead times, increases the share of added value, and allows the construction project to be realised on schedule and at low cost.

Lean brings benefits for the client.

  • Transparency and reliability through a set of rules laid down in the construction logistics manual
  • Low attrition loss thanks to the inclusion of all project participants
  • Cost-effective and customisable through project-specific adaptations
  • Reducing costs by avoiding unnecessary & expensive work processes
  • Time & cost savings thanks to precise logistics planning