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GA 378 | Lean in Construction with Robert Penney

By Jessica Bush Updated on July 1st, 2021

This week’s guest is Robert Penney. Robert, whose background is in construction, explained how the industry uses lean, what tools they use, etc. Robert also had some great books to recommend. An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here.

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • The quote that inspires (2:01)
  • Robert’s background (3:11)
  • What lean means to construction (5:03)
  • What tools they’re using (7:06)
  • How they facilitated the value stream management (9:31)
  • The challenges they face (10:59)
  • How lean in construction is recognized (15:01)
  • Delays in construction (22:01)
  • How COVID-19 impacted their industry (24:03)
  • Robert’s advice (27:52)

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