The EBFC Show

Superintendent Led Lean Construction - Joe Donarumo, The Lean Builder

March 3, 2021

Joe Donarumo serves Linbeck as a Senior Superintendent in Fort Worth, Texas. He specializes in developing and leading high-performing field teams in Healthcare construction. As Director of Lean Application, Joe is responsible for Linbeck's Lean processes, continuous improvement, and practices. His passion for Lean implementation comes to life in his book, The Lean Builder, which he co-authored with Keyan Zandy. It is a realistic business fable written for field leaders and last planners to help them begin their Lean journey with respect to Lean implementation at the field level.

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The book explores practical Lean applications in the story and with step by step guidance for:

* Daily huddles

* Visual communication

* The “eight wastes”

* Managing constraints

* Pull planning / The Last Planner System

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