Lean Construction Management

Lean Construction Management

Perfect processes, maximum value added

Building construction and infrastructure projects continue to get more and more complex. There are many reasons for this: The number of different project participants is growing and cost and time pressure increase, while the quality of processes decreases. There has also been a sharp rise in diversity of design and in safety & sustainability requirements. As a result, it becomes more and more difficult to manage construction projects to achieve cost, schedule and quality goals.

Achieve your goals with LCM®

Lean Construction Management (LCM®) was developed as to meet this need. LCM® puts the focus on an integrated project solution. The methodology applies agile software development approaches to the planning phase and automotive industry lean management to the execution phase of construction projects. The planning processes are dovetailed with the aim of achieving goals. Project execution is timed to the day and down to the smallest detail, and is flexibly managed on the construction site.

The results are impressive:

  • Significant increase in project efficiency
  • Achievement of schedule, cost and quality goals
  • Increased efficiency across the entire value chain - with improved Quality
  • Improvement in communication and processes
  • Time savings of up to 30%
  • Greater stability ('Everything goes according to plan')
  • Avoidance of obstacles and disruptions
  • Early identification and avoidance of risks

Drees & Sommer has applied the lean approach to every phase of the project life cycle:

In early stages, the project managers define the buildings and the associated value for the principal using Target Value Design. A modular planning approach and Agile Design Management are used in the planning phases of the project. Gradually, a detailed construction project emerges that conforms to the principal's wishes and goals. Lean Site Management is used during the construction phase, increasing effectiveness and efficiency on the construction site. During commissioning, standardized processes and close coordination with the construction site ensure perfect on-schedule handover.

300 successfully implemented projects

Drees & Sommer has using Lean Construction Management for over ten years and has successfully completed more than 300 projects. In addition to principals, the company advises construction companies, planning offices and suppliers on how to make project execution leaner.

As a pioneer in Lean Construction Management, Drees & Sommer is involved in various non-profit institutions for the promotion and further development of lean methodology in the construction industry. Drees & Sommer is a member of the German Lean Construction Institute (GLCI), and participates in various working groups in the Association of German Engineers (VDI).

Service elements and service modules:

  • Process Analysis
  • Framework Planning in line with pull principles
  • Agile Planning Management
  • SCRUM Process for detailed management
  • Lean Logistics Management
  • Lean Site Management
  • Process Analysis
  • Framework Planning in line with pull principles
  • Agile Planning Management
  • SCRUM Process for detailed management
  • Lean Logistics Management
  • Lean Site Management
Your value added:

“Systematic use of Lean Construction Management helps you achieve your goals faster – at significantly lower cost and higher quality. LCM turbocharges effective planning and construction processes – it really pays off..”