Breaking Through the Variation Barrier
Article by Jeff Esgar, Sundt Construction

Posted March 15th, 2017

Jeff_EsgarAGC of America’s Past Chair of the Lean Construction Forum Steering Committee, Jeff Esgar, Sundt Construction, was asked to contribute an article based on AGC’s Lean Construction Education Program’s Unit One course entitled: “Variation in Production Systems” for the Lean Construction Blog.

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AGC WebEd:Lean and the Specialty Contractor
March 28, 2017 – 2:00pm to 3:00pm EDT

Posted March 1st, 2017

The Lean Construction forum is bringing to you a new AGC WebEd packed with information to help you in your Lean journey!

If all stakeholders aren’t on board with Lean, can it work? How do you use Lean principles on construction projects where the GC is not an advocate of Lean? You can still improve your project outcomes even if all the stakeholders aren’t on board. In this webinar, learn how Ted Angelo, with Grunau has been effective using Lean by focusing his team on what they control.

Presenter: Ted Angelo, Executive Vice President, Grunau Company

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AGC WebEd: Lean Construction in the Horizontal Industry
January 31, 2017, 2:00-3:00 pm EST

Posted January 6th, 2017

Lean construction methods in the building industry have focused largely on coordinating work between various trades and eliminating conflict through more productive communication and coordination. Although these concepts are important in all construction work, horizontal contractors self-perform more work and build in a more linear fashion, resulting in a greater need to improve performance within its own operations. In many ways horizontal construction is more like manufacturing than building construction.

This AGC WebEd will show how Lean construction principles can have a major impact in a horizontal world. Highway, bridge and other horizontal construction activities can benefit by using these principles. Learn how to make your company more profitable by applying lean construction principles to your operations and specific job applications. For more information and to register, click here.