Lean construction is utilized on 100% of Messer's projects.
Messer helped pioneer a methodology for applying Lean concepts in the construction industry almost 20 years ago as a founding member of Lean Construction Institute (LCI).
In the true spirit of process improvement, Messer continues to learn from other industries like Industrial, Aviation, Science and Technology, and Health Care for Lean principles we can apply to our construction projects. Our builders see the true benefits of Lean processes through years of experience and have the results to show the value Messer is creating for our clients.
By understanding the overall design, build and operational processes, we drive performance of the entire project by attacking and removing waste throughout its lifecycle. Not only do we use these principles on our projects, we apply them throughout our business operations.
Lean processes include Value Stream Mapping, Spaghetti Diagrams, 7 Flows of Healthcare, First Run Studies, Rapid Improvement Events, 3P, Lean Daily Management, A3 Reporting, A3 Problem Solving, 5 Why Problem Solving, Simulations and Mockups, Noise to Constant Matrix, Gemba Walks, Vertical Value Stream Mapping, Pull Scheduling, Takt Planning, Single Piece Flow, Huddles, Target Value Design, and Prefabrication.
Flow Scheduling consists of grouping the project into similarly sized or dense areas (instead of an entire floor), determining the best sequence, and then setting a rhythm or takt time for completing the work.
The result is a faster, more efficient completion of the project, better quality, earlier mock-ups, and a safer work environment for everyone.