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Implement Efficiency With Lean Construction
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5h 49m

This course is designed for those interested to learn the basics of Lean Construction, the 8 wastes or DOWNTIME, the P4 system for pre-planning, and the last planner system.

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5h 49m


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About This Course

Understand what the general contractors expect from trade partners. And, learn about the system that allowed Parsons to excel at proving the value needed to become a sought-after and chosen partner helping drive Lean construction in the industry.

This course was designed by a trade partner for trade partners. Learn about what Parsons Electric has done to be hugely successful in partnering with general contractors.

What you’ll learn:

  • Introduction to Lean Construction
  • The 8 wastes or DOWNTIME
  • The P4 system for pre-planning

Who this course is for:

  • Those entering the construction industry interested in understanding the future of construction practices

Our Promise to You

By the end of this course, you will have learned efficiency in construction.

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Course Curriculum

Section 1 - Introduction To Lean Construction
Introduction By George Trachilis 00:00:00
Introduction To Course And Making Homework Videos 00:00:00
The Lean Principles In Construction 00:00:00
Lean Construction 00:00:00
Lean Construction Culture 00:00:00
Lean Construction Leadership 00:00:00
Section 2 - The Eight Wastes - Downtime
Introduction To The Five Principles Of Lean Thinking 00:00:00
D – Waste Of Defects In Downtime 00:00:00
O – Waste Of Overproduction In Downtime 00:00:00
W – Waste Of Waiting In Downtime 00:00:00
N – Waste Of Non-utillized Resources In Downtime 00:00:00
T – Waste Of Transportation In Downtime 00:00:00
I – Waste Of Inventory In Downtime 00:00:00
M – Waste Of Motion In Downtime 00:00:00
E – Waste Of Extra Processing In Downtime 00:00:00
Section 3 - The 5S System For Workplace Organization And Standardization
Introduction To 5S 00:00:00
Sort – The First “S” 00:00:00
Straighten – The Second “S” 00:00:00
Shine – The Third “S” 00:00:00
Standardize – The Fourth “S” 00:00:00
Sustain – The Hardest “S” Of All 00:00:00
5s – Exercise One 00:00:00
5s – Exercise Two 00:00:00
Section 4 - The Last Planner System
Planning To Achieve Milestones 00:00:00
What Is Takt Planning? 00:00:00
Sequence – And It’s Importance To Achieving The Plan 00:00:00
The Last Planner System – Part One 00:00:00
The Last Planner System – Part Two 00:00:00
The Last Planner System – Part Three 00:00:00
Section 5 - The P4 System For Pre-planning
Introduction To The P4 Planning System 00:00:00
The First P Is Process 00:00:00
The Second P Is Pace 00:00:00
The Third P Is Prepare 00:00:00
The Fourth P Is Perform 00:00:00
Exercise – The Perfect Cup Of Coffee 00:00:00
Exercise – How Parson’s Electric Uses The P4 Planning System 00:00:00
Exercise – Using P4 For Any Process Improvement 00:00:00
Optional Exercise For Electricians- Preparing For An Energize Ready Plan 00:00:00
Section 6 - Summary By George And Perry
Perry’s Summary For The Construction Industry 00:00:00
George’s Thank You For Completing This Course 00:00:00