Lean Is How We Build
Building a Lean Culture
KHS&S project teams are committed to delivering better value and eliminating waste through actively participating in Lean Construction practices and Lean principles and philosophies (Coordination, Collaboration, Communication, Accountability). Every KHS&S team member participates in ongoing Lean training and is experienced in enhancing collaboration with other members of the building team. KHS&S is an active member of the Lean Construction Institute (LCI).
Lean Stand-Up Boards Keep Projects On Track
Training Others to Expand Lean's Impact
“KHS&S has championed Lean for more than a decade. They are among the leading specialty contractors leveraging Lean implementation to maximize project value and eliminate waste. Their Lean department and initiatives reflect the level of effort required to deploy Lean thinking and techniques effectively; their willingness to share with others is equally impressive, demonstrating their commitment to broadly expanding the use of Lean for the benefit of all project stakeholders.”
– Dan Heinemeier, Lean Construction Institute
Our Lean culture is based on proven Lean processes, tools and procedures.
Last Planner System®
The starting point of KHS&S’ lean journey is the Last Planner System® (LPS). LPS is a production planning system designed to create predictable workflow and rapid learning. This collaborative platform allows all major trades to get involved in planning and Lean sessions to create the most benefit for the project as a whole. KHS&S' field supervision and crews participate in pull planning sessions, weekly work plans, weekly work plan maps and progress maps with the general contractor and affected MEPs to discuss sequencing, milestones and safety.
Stand Up Meetings
Daily huddles at project sites to discuss what we accomplished yesterday, what are we doing today and what are we planning to do tomorrow.
Focused effort to identify areas/operations to add value by mitigating waste. These daily walks are performed by field supervision and are tracked to focus on the 8 types of waste. This helps us identify waste, safety and areas of quality.
Lean Stand-Up Boards
A platform for all major trades to get involved in planning and Lean sessions to create the most benefit for the project as a whole. KHS&S' field supervision and crews develop/participate in pull planning sessions, weekly work plans, weekly work plan maps, and progress maps with the General Contractor and affected MEPs to discuss sequencing, milestones, and safety. On the project site, KHS&S utilizes Lean Stand-Up Boards (per each crew in the field) to illustrate these weekly work plan maps and daily production goals. These boards are visible to the entire project team and are discussed daily at the stand-up meetings. This visual management tool acts as a scoreboard for all of our employees to see how we are performing as a project team.
Custom Equipment & Industry Improvements
Customized equipment such as chop saw tables, push boxes and buggies.