What does Lean Construction mean at WEAVERCOOKE?
Predictability, lower costs, long-time partnerships and on-schedule completion to
The development of high-performing teams that handle problem-solving and are
inspired to develop innovative ideas within a collaborative environment
Improvements in safety, productivity and the quality of construction
Building value for our clients during all stages of delivery
Lean Construction is a way to define, design and build, and it can be applied to any project
and any project delivery model. For years, WEAVERCOOKE has successfully embraced the
Lean philosophy, ensuring our projects are built within the anticipated schedule, delivered at
the highest quality and with lower costs incurred during the building process. Lean
Construction methods focus on establishing a respect and relationship-oriented production
management approach to project delivery—our standard way of doing business since 1939.
Its primary goals are maximizing value and minimizing costs involved during the course of
design and construction.
Every one of our projects kicks off with a collaborative session to propose
a model for defining customer value and how lean practices can optimize
the project plan. Our purpose during construction is to facilitate
conversations with owners, architects and trade contractors to collect
their input and feedback for the most efficient project delivery. Our Lean
evolution has brought us to adopt the Lean community’s Last Planner
System (TM Lean Construction Institute) as our standard platform for
project delivery, which allows us to identify and eliminate waste caused
by non-value-added activities. We have found this approach provides the
best experience to both our clients and extended team of trades.
In our journey towards continuous improvement, we are proud to now
have 34 members of our operations staff who have earned AGC’s CM-
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WEAVERCOOKE construction is a leading general contractor across North Carolina, providing quality multi-family construction, senior-
living construction, and affordable housing construction in Greensboro, Durham, Charlotte and Asheville and throughout the Southeast.