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The Lean Builder

By: Joe Donarumo,Keyan Zandy
Narrated by: Joshua Alexander
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Sam Brooks, a young superintendent with ProCon Builders, has been given responsibility for the largest and most complicated project of his career. He struggles with all of the common difficulties in construction - lack of communication, coordination issues, and other kinds of wasteful occurrences that rob his project of time and money, while leaving him and his team frustrated and overworked.

Luckily, his friend, mentor, and co-worker, Alan Phillips, brings the benefit of his experience and his knowledge of Lean Construction tools and processes to help Sam learn valuable skills for improving the operation of his project.

Together, Sam and Alan discuss the merits and explore the practical applications of:

  • Daily huddles
  • Visual communication
  • The “eight wastes”
  • Managing constraints
  • Pull planning
  • The last planner system
  • Percent plan complete
©2019 Joe Donarumo, Keyan Zandy (P)2019 Joe Donarumo, Keyan Zandy

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The book to change the Industry

Joe and Keyan did an awesome job of finally getting the lean principles and proven methods into an easy to read, entertaining format suitable for all levels. The construction industry has needed this book as we begin to turn the corner and improve the way the manufacturing industry has. I felt like they were telling my story, it is an incredibly relatable story full of examples, memorable explanations, as well as a real step by step manual with the inclusion of the lean builder playbook at the end.

Give this to your young field staff coming up, buy it for your old school Supers, share it throughout your organization, and especially share it with your trade partners- communicate the lean journey you’re embarking on with your whole team for maximum effectiveness.

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The beginners guide to lean

Fantastic book for beginners in lean construction. This book contains everything the field team needs to get started. For those of you who are on the project management side, I recommend 2 Second Lean to start their lean journey and really get the basic intent of lean under belt before delving into the tools.

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brilliant!

I enjoyed the voice actors for each foreman on the project team. I thought it was well written.

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Really enjoyed this

Great subject and it helped me in my role as a new superintendent and now in my role as a Project Manager.

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Perfect

This is possibly the best audiobook I’ve purchased for practical learning. Definitely recommend others give it a try!

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KNOWLEDGE IN ABUNDANCE

Loved it. I will definitely have to reread and use this as a manual going forward.

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Don’t waste a credit

If you’re looking for a book that pertain to the title of this one… Probably not going to enjoy this book. And if you like fairytales, this book is probably for you

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A tool for every builder.

Book shows it's never too late to learn new methods. The layout and delivery was extremely helpful in explaining and teaching this concept. Allan was very instrumental in teaching Sam and the reader at the same time.

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Great layout of lean and leadership!

Great book for anyone to read in the construction industry! This was clearly written by experts in their field.

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What's your favorite blockbuster movie?

No matter what your favorite movie may be, this blockbuster presentation 'The Lean Builder' takes you so close to the story you can almost smell the Redwing boots and florescent markers in the Big Room. And just like your favorite blockbuster movie, you already know all the leading stars in this production.

A play-by-play account of real-life Lean discovery, implementation, and maturity from this 'builders guide to applying Lean tools in the field'. I don't want to give away any spoilers, but you're about to get a front row seat to the makings of a Lean, clean, construction machine in 'The Lean Builder'!

*** A Must Have Superintendents Bonus Playbook ***

Please get this book! It is indeed one of my favorites!! Don't take my word for it, check it out.. What did you think about it?

#lean #lastplannersystem #production #storytelling #creativity #leanproject #blockbuster #levelup2021 #innovation #leanplaybook

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