Why Does LEAN Matter in Construction?

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Have you heard about LEAN manufacturing or LEAN construction? Do you know what this means and why it matters? Here, we take a look at what LEAN is and why we make incorporating LEAN into every area at McKenney’s a top priority.

Learn about our in-house capabilities, including #BIM and prefabrication

Dan CottonBIM & Construction Technology, LEAN, Safety, TechnologyLeave a Comment

A big part of a successful project is finding the right team. With McKenney’s, our over six decades of experience is combined with superior mechanical construction expertise, proven processes, professional engineers and skilled tradesmen. Explore our capabilities to learn how we can partner with you to take your project to the next level.  

5 S’s of LEAN Construction

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LEED Version 4.1 Tracks Performance for Existing Buildings

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LEED is the world’s rating system for the design, construction and operation of high-performance green buildings. LEED raises the bar to increase the impact on our built environment. The next step for the LEED ratings systems has been unveiled. LEED V4.1 is built on the concept of “all buildings in” including existing buildings that are occupied and in use right now. … Read More

Visual Management in LEAN Construction

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A strategy for when things get busy.  When work ramps up on a jobsite or in the office, a few things will almost certainly happen. We will start working with new members of our team, and our work will begin to get more complex and move at a faster pace.

Two Metrics You Should Never Forget

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  Professionals in the built sector know each job comes with its own unique set of challenges and opportunities. What sets the successful projects apart is the ability to maintain safety, quality, and productivity. Key metrics and scoreboards help maintain focus on those important measures that have the most effect on SQP.

A CLEAN Workspace Is a Safe & Productive Workspace

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Good housekeeping is all about the phrase “a place for everything, and everything in its place.” On a jobsite or in the office, this means keeping our work areas clean and uncluttered, which is especially important when we’re sharing those areas with others. By engaging in good housekeeping practices and taking ownership of LEAN ideas, we can all be more … Read More

The Big 5 of LEAN Construction

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Sharing our ideas and values with others.   When we look at projects at McKenney’s, there are several areas where LEAN principles and waste reduction can really make an impact. Here’s how you can help!

Housekeeping: Why Is It So Important?

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Housekeeping. It’s something we hear about on every site and every shop we work in. We clean at the end of a shift, when a customer comes through, when people come to visit our area, and at many other times. But why is it so important?