Delivering Better Construction

Faced with consistently poor labor productivity many large construction companies embraced Lean hoping to reverse that trend.

Many large construction companies in the early 2000s embraced Lean as a project delivery approach hoping to reverse productivity rates hovering around 40% in our industry. Many of those same companies lost millions of dollars through poor execution, inconsistent application and lack of commitment to doing Lean the right way.

We saw an opportunity. In 2018, after nearly 2 years of study, refinement and a methodical re-introduction of the practice, Lean2.0 was born — a new term coined and branded by Flintco to describe our approach to Lean. By working the margins, we are gaining incremental efficiencies at every step of the design and construction process. We now have unequivocal data that validates our simple premise: When done right, Lean works to bring more certainty around every critical aspect of your project.

Flintco takes Lean to the next level.

Calling it Lean2.0 represents our quest for continuous improvement, a hallmark of Lean and The Flintco Ethos. The Lean2.0 mark is suggestive of a 4-story building and represents the Plan-Do-Check-Adjust cycle that is fundamental to Lean; it also represents the familiar sticky notes associated with collaborative planning and the Last Planner System® that reflect our commitment to the Lean value of respect for people. The accent color takes a cue from the Flintco 4 LIFE logo. The tagline Better Construction means working the margins to gain incremental efficiencies at every step, providing more value to owners and is consistent with our company Vision Statement: Unwavering pursuit of the perfect construction experience.

Our 5+1 baseline practice approach makes Lean2.0 different.

Lean by the Numbers.

as of 10/1/2019

49

Number of Lean Projects Underway

$2.3B

Value of Current Lean Projects Underway

22

Number of Lean Projects Completed

43%

Schedule Performance Better than the Industry Average

48%

Qualified Flintco Lean2.0 Projects

Off-site construction is safer, reduces energy consumption and encourages the optimum use of materials.

The practice has many other benefits, including: improved quality, reduced construction waste, shorter schedule durations and is often delivered at a competitive price. We actively work with our trade partners – even on hard bid projects – to find opportunities for offsite construction, which include: exterior wall panels, above-ceiling overhead piping racks, modular central utility plants, modular pump skids, kitted exam rooms and headwalls, restroom pods, MPE riser systems, MPE horizontal distribution systems, electrical rooms and exterior skin components that are prefabricated and pre-assembled into modules off site and ready for installation. Flintco collaborates with specialized trade partners early in a design-assist capacity and uses BIM to build virtual prefabrication models. It’s another way Flintco is delivering Better Construction for our clients.