GA 311 | The Lean Construction Movement with Hal Macomber

This week’s guest is Hal Macomber. Ron and Hal discussed the lean construction movement, the Last Planner System, and more. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here.

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • The quote that inspires Hal (2:43)
  • Hal’s background (5:29)
  • How lean was introduced to construction (9:51)
  • The Last Planner System (13:57)
  • Some of the key lean tenets (15:30)
  • About Gemba Academy’s new building (19:55)
  • The role of Respect for People (23:29)
  • Who is driving the change (30:04)
  • The improvement to safety (31:48)
  • Some of the challenges they’re facing (35:14)
  • The future and kaizen (40:37)
  • Advice for those interested in lean construction (48:23)

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