Recognizing “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts,” Linbeck teams are challenged to find small ways to eliminate waste every day. These collaboratively generated ideas are documented in a simple video and shared with others via text message. Below are a few examples. 

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3 continuous improvement ideas for the lean cable rail jig.

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Lean Operating System

Linbeck Lean Digital Field Box
Lean Operating System

Linbeck's enterprise­wide, integrated operating system is based on continuous improvement and elimination of waste. Lean construction seeks to eliminate waste in both time and scope, so projects can be delivered faster and more cost ­effectively.


The core elements of Linbeck's Lean Operating System:


  • Proactive problem solving

  • Collaboration

  • Continuous improvement


The Lean tools Linbeck uses are:


  • Target Costing

  • Value Streams

  • A3 Planning Template

  • Real­time Metrics

  • Last Planner® System

  • 5S (Sort, Set in Order, Shine, Standardize, Sustain)

  • Work Structuring

  • Set­Based Design

  • Visual Systems Through use of Lean Boards

A different sequence for installing brick shelf that will save time and effort. Idea developed by Kimo Rodriguez. 

Brick Shelf Installation in Concrete Beam Embeds

The Field Engineering staff for the South Tower  recognized waste in QA/QC'ing perimeter edge angle and developed an alternative solution that reduced the waste in the Safety, Quality, and Productivity of the job task.

How to Check Perimeter Edge Angle the Lean Way