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Run Smarter Projects

by Touchplan | January 20, 2016

Consistently finish ahead of schedule and under budget with less stress and fewer problems. Imagine finishing your project weeks, if not months, ahead of schedule, at costs well below budget, with owners and project teams that are elated at just how well everything falls into place. Now imagine doing this consistently while being less stressed, […]

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Welcome to the Touchplan Blog

by Touchplan | January 5, 2016

Welcome to Touchplan’s new blog. If you’ve been to our site before you will have noticed that we have been making some changes over the last few months. Stylistically we’ve smoothed out some wrinkles and now we want to show off our new look. We’ve created this space to share construction news, and give you […]

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Lean Construction Simplified: Touchplan Launches New High Rise Sample Project

by Touchplan | October 30, 2015

Over the past year we have been working with lean construction teams using Touchplan to facilitate their projects using the Last Planner System. (Check some of them out here.) After working on these projects we wanted to give our users a better example of how Touchplan works on a ‘real’ project. So we have added […]

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This is Lean ‘Book Review’

by Michael Carr | October 1, 2015

The book does a great job explaining each of these concepts and provides concrete examples of how they all tie together.

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Technology and the Last Planner® System

by Touchplan | October 1, 2015

Last Planner® System makes your work flow smooth, and saves you both time and money. LPS optimizes your construction process and makes your project more efficient. One way to increase that efficiency even more is by using technology in conjunction with Last Planner®.

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Last Planner® System and Touchplan

by Touchplan | October 1, 2015

Why should you add technology to the Last Planner® System? Touchplan makes your life easier by getting rid of your planning headaches. No more stickies falling off the site trailer wall or taking pictures then translating to MS Excel or Primavera. Create your pull plan in Touchplan and take it with you on your Ipad […]

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Encouraging your boss to Buy into Last Planner®

by Touchplan | October 1, 2015

Lean construction takes a lot of the headaches out of the construction process to identify problems early, motivate teams and reduces the load on management.

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Three reasons Subcontractors love Last Planner®

by Touchplan | October 1, 2015

There are many reasons why subs should be interested in the Last Planner® System. Here are the top three reasons that subcontractors should be equally invested in tackling a project the lean way.

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Evaluating Percent Plan Complete

by Touchplan | October 1, 2015

PPC is a litmus test for productivity because the earlier you know about a missed deadline, the better you can plan to manage it.

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How to Make Work Ready

by Touchplan | October 1, 2015

Make work ready planning focuses on looking ahead four to six weeks in the project. You identify any uncompleted tasks that would keep planned work from starting as scheduled. Also known as constraints, we are looking at any directives, resources or prerequisite work not shown on the pull plan schedule. These constraints need to be […]

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Pitfalls to Avoid in Weekly Work Planning

by Touchplan | October 1, 2015

The goal is to explore the links between jobs and prevent trade partners from over-committing so you can create a smooth and steady workflow.

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Successful Pull Planning

by Touchplan | October 1, 2015

Pull planning relies on the expertise of the people directly responsible for doing the work - from getting information from the last planners to creating an action plan that will be effective moving forward.

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