Lean Project Delivery Committee

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

What is 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 to utilize technology and effective communication. This type of project delivery will minimize wasted time and materials leading to reduced costs.

Lean Construction Principles

Lean construction means all stakeholders work together as a team in order to complete the project. Applying the following principles of lean construction means everyone must consider the entire project from start to finish.

  • Focus on the process
  • Plan more than react
  • Create structures to achieve goals
  • Focus on product supply chain
  • Use realistic contingencies

Lean Project Delivery Committee Objectives

Project Delivery Principles Forum

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.

Lean Construction Workshops

Create and deliver a comprehensive series of lean construction workshops.

Communication Interface

Create an interface between established representative/provider organizations and interested CURT Owner and Contractor Associate members on improved project delivery methods.

Sharing Lean Construction Projects Concepts

Facilitate the sharing of lean construction 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.

Collaboration with CII and LCI

Build further collaborations with the Construction Industry Institute’s (CII) Lean Implementation Research Team, as well as the Lean Construction Institute (LCI).

CURT Committee Collaboration

Collaborate with other CURT committees as they relate to improved project delivery principles.

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 and continuous improvement 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.

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 (Task Force)

Whether prefabrication, 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 taking the worker to the work. This task force is working to identify, understand, and promote the benefits and better practices necessary to facilitate pre-fabrication and modularization processes.

Operating System 2.0

In collaboration with CII and other consortia work to develop, study and implement the necessary elements to revolutionize the construction process.

About CURT Active Member Committees

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

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.

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