Last Planner® System Saves Time

Here are some real-life projects that finished ahead of schedule.

Written by Touchplan | May 1, 2016

Construction companies that use the Last Planner® System have completed projects months in advance of scheduled completion date.

By planning in advance you avoid the typical all-out rush at the end of a project. By focusing on the overall goal of the project and not the speed of individual subcontractors, you can finish things faster.

This is best shown through real-life projects that finished ahead of schedule.

ProjectScheduled Completion (Months)Actual Completion
Seattle Children’s Hospital1814
Wisconsin Hospital3836
St. Louis Hospital2624
Toronto Tenant Finish148
University Stadium East Stands108

See: http://themilitaryengineer.com/tme_mag/07_08_2013/TME-JulyAug2013-Online-SM.pdf.

Suffolk Construction has demonstrated savings in both time and money in two of their recent projects:

  1. Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) South Region Middle School #3. The school was completed 2 months ahead of schedule AND saved approximately $1.05 million.
  2. Massachusetts College of Art and Design (Mass Art). After implementing Lean principles, Suffolk was able to cut 2 months off of the original project timeline.

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