Frequently Asked Questions


Frequently Asked Questions

 01  What is Lean Construction?

Lean Construction is a set of ideas, practiced by individuals in the construction industry, based in the holistic pursuit of continuous improvements aimed at minimizing costs and maximizing value to clients in all dimensions of the built and natural environment: planning, design, construction, activation, operations, maintenance, salvaging, and recycling.




 02  What is Last Planner?

The Last Planner® (sometimes referred to as the Last Planner® System) is a production planning system designed to produce predictable work flow and rapid learning in programming, design, construction and commissioning of projects. Last Planner® was developed by Glenn Ballard and Greg Howell.




 03  Describe the elements of the Last Planner®?

01- Master Scheduling (setting milestones and strategy; identification of long lead items);

02 - Phase "Pull" planning (specify handoffs; identify operational conflicts);

03 - Make Work Ready Planning (look ahead planning to ensure that work is made ready for installation; re-planning as necessary);

04 - Weekly Work Planning (commitments to perform work in a certain manner and a certain sequence); and

05 - Learning (measuring percent of plan complete (PPC), deep dive into reasons for failure, developing and implementing lessons learned).