Lean Project Delivery Committee at CURT

In order to create competitive advantage, provide continuous improvement and aggressive leadership for construction users around the globe, CURT has established working committees and task forces. These are led by CURT member leaders and address core initiatives that affect the construction industry on a daily basis and support our members.

The CURT Executive Committee appoints committee and task force chairs and co-chairs annually. CURT forms ad hoc committees as needed to address critical issues.

The Lean Project Delivery Committee purpose is to champion initiatives related to project delivery systems, lean construction and productivity.

Lean Project Delivery Committee Objectives

  • Provide a forum for improved project delivery principles to be presented and discussed, practices and methods to be shared, and new concepts and opportunities explored. This includes Lean Construction, Six Sigma and other delivery models.
  • Create and deliver a comprehensive series of Lean Construction workshops.
  • Create an interface between established representative/provider organizations and interested CURT Owner and Contractor members on improved construction project delivery methods.
  • Facilitate the sharing of Lean design concepts within the CURT member organization. Lean Construction extends from the objectives of a Lean manufacturing production system—maximize value and minimize waste—to specific techniques and applies them in a new project delivery process. Provide communications for key Lean Project Delivery learnings and knowledge transfer.
  • Collaborate with other CURT committees as they relate to improved project delivery principles in design and construction.

Lean Project Delivery Committee Areas of Focus

  • Productivity Measures – Through Collaboration with CLMA, Lean Construction Institute, CII and other Large Owner Representatives. Develop and track project leading indicators (vs. traditional lagging indicators) that inform owners and managers of overall project performance and productivity. Through the use of these leading indicators, we hope to enable project leaders to proactively adjust performance to ensure positive outcomes of the capital delivery process. Standardization of productivity measures will allow owners to benchmark their projects both internally and externally.
  • Recognize Excellence in Project Delivery – Through CURT’s Established efforts on recognition of sustained excellence, sponsor the awarding of CURT’s Construction Industry Project Excellence Awards. The awards recognize project sustained excellence in the 5 categories of Safety, Cost Performance, Schedule Performance, Quality and Innovation. By identifying and recognizing better practices, the committee hopes to accelerate positive change throughout the industry for more projects successfully completed.
  • Lead Consortia Collaboration – Actively seek to provide leadership and alignment in Project excellence across consortia. By actively being the “Voice” of the Owner, we can lead consortia to enable and accelerated development and adoption of better practices throughout the construction industry.
  • Off-site Construction Committee – CURT’s committees are always evolving to remain in the forefront of the industry. This committee had its origins in the Lean Project Delivery Committee but became an offshoot into its own committee to delve deeper into the topic. The two committees remain connected, in the general sense, as Lean principles are often integrated into off-site construction. Whether Pre-fabrication, Preassembly, Modular construction, or Off-Site Fabrication, there are tremendous advantages to bringing the work to the worker rather than the more traditional approach of taken the worker to the work. This committee is working to identify, understand, and promote the benefits and better practices necessary to facilitate pre-fabrication and modularization processes.

About Lean Project Delivery

Lean construction refers to using a method to maximize benefits while minimizing costs, materials, and time. Projects are carefully and strategically planned utilizing technology and effective communication. This type of project delivery will minimize wasted time and materials leading to reduced costs.

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