4 Ways to Improve Projects Using Digital Tools

Thinking about using technology to step up your project planning? Many contractors have amplified the benefits of a Lean or Last Planner® approach through the use of digital tools. Here’s a rundown of how your projects will change, and tips to set you up for success from industry expert Hal Macomber. 1. Identify a Guide
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Touchplan Vlog: Why Your Project Needs Real-Time Updates

It's inevitable that your schedule on any project will be subject to changes, but is everyone getting the same accurate information? Too often, teams aren't notified in a consistent manner when there's been an update to the project, resulting in confusion, delays and even disputes. The larger the project, the more of an issue this is likely to become. Watch the video below to learn how enabling...
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How Make Ready Planning Can Make—or Break—Your Project

You have the right team in place, the materials have arrived on time, and even the weather is cooperating. “What could go wrong?” you think to yourself as the steam rises from your coffee in a perfect arc. And yet, three months later, the project is behind schedule, over budget, and no one even has time for coffee. How did this happen?
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Building Leadership: A Q&A with Dr. Barbara Jackson

I recently spoke to Dr. Barbara Jackson, Director of the Franklin L. Burns School of Real Estate and Construction Management at the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver. To follow up on her recent talk at Procore’s Groundbreak 2018, I wanted to hear her perspective on the AEC industry, its leadership and current challenges, and what she sees in its future. Our conversation has...
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Lean Training: Improve Collaboration

Time is money on a job site, but all too often meetings are lengthy and unproductive. Planning meetings get derailed and turn into finger-pointing sessions, and by the end you've lost more time without making progress or finding ways to gain on your schedule.
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Takt Time Planning and Laws of Production: Getting the Most Out of LPS

Katherine Van Adzin: Hi, everyone! Let’s start off this week with a brief introduction to our guest, Colin Milberg. Colin, tell us about yourself.
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Lean Training: If You Can Increase Project Profitability by 20%, You Can Increase It by 50%

Katherine Van Adzin: Today we’re talking about profit velocity! To start off, could you define what it is?
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BOND Case Study

Read our case study on BOND Brothers, a general contractor based in Medford, Massachusetts, that implemented Touchplan on a recent project for Lahey Hospital's General Internal Medicine department. Find out how the team overcame a late start and an unexpected change order to finish this complex project five weeks early with money saved.
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Granger Case Study

Read our case study on Granger Construction, a general contractor based in Lansing, Michigan, that undertook a $3.1 million project to substantially renovate the 5 Foster Pediatric Unit of Sparrow Hospital. Working against a hard deadline in a high-stakes environment, the team finished six weeks ahead of schedule to reopen the pediatrics unit sooner with cost savings that enabled upgrades to the...
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