Exploring the Relationship Between Partnering and Lean
ean Construction is focused on improving organization, efficiency and eliminating waste in the construction process. The approach utilizes a number of efficiency-increasing tools such as the “last Planner System”, 5S, value engineering, and continuous improvement to generate results. Many construction firms have
implemented “Lean” methodologies to improve schedule performance and efficiencies in the field resulting in more consistent performance and better on-time delivery. Partnering is focused on developing a collaborative relationship between the parties involved in a construction project. By engaging in a structured process to develop teamwork, trust and alignment, the parties to a project develop a culture of collaboration, increasing their chances of success. Partnering has become broadly accepted throughout the industry as a tool to reduce the likelihood and cost of conflict. This is evidenced through mandatory partnering programs throughout the industry with a variety of owner types.
Partnering Magazine Spring 2019