Finish Ahead with Touchplan

The construction industry has lagged for many years in achieving the productivity gains enabled in other industries by digitization and technology. While this trend has been changing more recently, forty percent of construction companies still rely on paper plans during projects. With a labor shortage that shows no signs of abating, companies will be relying on improvements to operational...
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LCI Congress 2018 Recap

The Touchplan team has returned to rainy Boston after a very successful LCI Congress 2018! The team had a great time forging new connections and seeing familiar faces within our industry. Scroll down for some of the highlights.
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Lean Training: How to Run a Zero-Punch-List Project

Katherine Van Adzin: Let’s talk about zero-punch-list projects! Hal Macomber: Let’s begin this discussion by establishing Lean as an operating strategy that gives preference to flow efficiency over resource efficiency through continuous improvement that results in building the competence of people. If you're giving preference to flow efficiency, anything that would interrupt flow is something...
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Touchplan Featured on ConTechCrew!

Michael Carr, President of MOCA's Software Products Division, Touchplan, joined the ConTechCrew podcast last week to discuss what sparked his interest in engineering and construction, how he was introduced to the Last Planner® System, and what changes he sees coming for construction through Lean methods and technology.
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Lean Training: How Software Impacts Projects

I sat down with Lean consultant Hal Macomber and Touchplan's Vice President of Professional Services, Mike Sullivan, to get their thoughts on what changes for construction project teams when they implement project planning software like Touchplan. Their conversation has been condensed and slightly edited.
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It's Almost Time for LCI Congress 2018...

Pack your sunscreen and your business cards and join us in Orlando, Florida! The Touchplan team is very excited to attend the 20th Annual LCI Congress next week and expand our network in the Lean community. If you’re attending, check out our plans for the event and come meet us! We’d love to connect at our Happy Hour, through a meeting with our Customer Success team, or online post-Congress.
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LPS Is a Kaizen Method—Here’s Why That Matters

I sat down with Michael Carr, President of MOCA's Software Products Division, to discuss with Lean consultant Hal Macomber how to get more out of the Last Planner® System by viewing it as a Kaizen method. Our conversation has been condensed and slightly edited.
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Webinar: How to Earn a Better Reputation in the Construction Industry

Tony Nigro, Vice President of Operations at BOND Bros., and Liz Long, Touchplan’s Vice President of Marketing and Sales, sat down last week for a webinar in advance of LCI’s Lean Congress 2018. Their conversation focused on how general contractors can enhance their reputations—and their businesses—through the use of Lean practices.
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Lean Training: Skip the Stickies and Learn LPS Digitally

Katherine Van Adzin: So, I’ve heard people say that when you’re starting out with the Last Planner® System, you have to learn it on sticky notes. You disagree—why? Hal Macomber: Here's the interesting thing about everybody who says, "Oh, you gotta start with analog before you start digital." My first question is always, "Well, have you experimented by starting with digital first?" They say, "No,...
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