While lean management principles have long been employed by the manufacturing industry to shore up efficiency and eliminate waste, the methodology also promises to bring major benefits to construction projects, particularly when used in tandem with modern software platforms and smart devices.

Angelo Wolfram, enterprise sales manager, Newforma, points to the strong applicability of lean’s planning processes to modern construction projects. “Lean can add value to the construction sector by having processes in place to ensure there’s a clear, stage-based approach to projects,” said Wolfram. “The right plan on what needs to be acted on,…