Lean Construction

Perfect processes, maximum value added

Building construction and infrastructure projects continue to get more and more complex. There are many reasons for this: The number of different project participants is growing and cost and time pressure increase, while the quality of processes decreases. There has also been a sharp rise in diversity of design and in safety & sustainability requirements. As a result, it becomes more and more difficult to manage construction projects to achieve cost, schedule and quality goals.

The results are impressive:

  • Significant increase in project efficiency
  • Achievement of schedule, cost and quality goals
  • Increased efficiency across the entire value chain – with improved Quality
  • Improvement in communication and processes
  • Time savings of up to 30%
  • Greater stability (‘Everything goes according to plan’)
  • Avoidance of obstacles and disruptions
  • Early identification and avoidance of risks

In early stages, the project managers define the buildings and the associated value for the principal using Target Value Design. A modular planning approach and Agile Design Management are used in the planning phases of the project. Gradually, a detailed construction project emerges that conforms to the principal’s wishes and goals. Lean Site Management is used during the construction phase, increasing effectiveness and efficiency on the construction site. During commissioning, standardized processes and close coordination with the construction site ensure perfect on-schedule handover.

300 successfully implemented projects

Zayad Capital has been using Lean Construction for over ten years and has successfully completed more than 300 projects. In addition to principals, the company advises construction companies, planning offices and suppliers on how to make project execution leaner.

As a pioneer in Lean Construction, Zayad Capital is involved in various non-profit institutions for the promotion and further development of lean methodology in the construction industry. Drees & Sommer is a member of the German Lean Construction Institute (GLCI), and participates in various working groups in the Association of German Engineers (VDI).

Service elements and service modules

  • Process Analysis

  • Framework Planning in line with pull principles

  • Agile Planning Management

  • SCRUM Process for detailed management

  • Lean Logistics Management

  • Lean Site Management