A nation’s development potential is directly proportional to the infrastructure’s capacity. The construction capability is thus an imminent propeller of nation’s growth. By being better at Construction, we would not only be building infrastructure, we build the nation. I am pleased to send this note to you on the latest trends in Construction Sector.
Traditional Construction is when we are referring to the most prevalent practices in the construction sector. Problems faced by traditional builders are many and we have captured a few here.
- Accidents due to negligence
- Lack of motivation among Laborers (unskilled, untrained)
- Poor decision making at the ground level
- Over purchasing and wrong purchasing of Raw Material
- Schedule delays due to machine breakdowns, spoilages
- Communication Issues
These are more reasons to outline the major threats and losses faced by Construction Sector. However, we are still missing out on the most crucial – waste in processes. Projects fail to meet deadline so many times due to this.
Evolving methods – latest technology is being promoted as the solution to these problems. Money is used freely to cover up these shortcomings & thus we end up being on time but burnt out on budget.
I would draw your attention to Lean-Kaizen as a mighty potential set of philosophy and tools that address these existing problems.
Lean-Kaizen Construction is the relentless identification and elimination of waste (non-value added activities and resources) that get in the way of providing customers exactly what they need when they need it. Lean-Kaizen is optimizing the flow of value in our Value Stream to match customer demand. Value is always defined from the customer point of view.
Lean-Kaizen construction is not just another specific approach to construction, but rather a challenger of the conventional understanding and practice of construction.