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Hello everyone once again and welcome to the Construction Industry Podcast!
If you have ever been curious about lean construction, today will be a great introduction on what it is and how it came about.
I have the privilege of having Greg Howell on the show today, co-founder and president of the Lean Construction Institute.
Mr. Howell is the authority when it comes to lean construction, and I am thrilled to bring you my conversation with him.
To listen, press the orange “play” button on top of this post.
Greg Howell, P.E.
Gregory A. Howell, P. E. is a Research Associate at Project Production System Laboratory. He also co-founded and is the former President of the Lean Construction Institute (LCI), a non-profit organization devoted to research in the design and management of production systems in project settings. He holds a B.S.C.E & M.S.C.E from Stanford University and served as an officer in the Civil Engineer Corps of the United States Navy in Viet Nam, Thailand and San Diego. Along the way, he worked for the architect Paolo Soleri and construction companies as an engineer, superintendent and project manager. He managed Timelapse Inc, a photo equipment manufacturer and Howell Associates, a productivity improvement consultancy that utilized the equipment to improve productivity in construction.
He was appointed the Associated General Contractors’ Visiting Professor in Construction Management at the University of New Mexico in 1987, and became an Associate Professor in Civil Engineering with tenure in 1991. He co-authored Productivity Improvement in Construction with Clark Oglesby and Henry Parker, published by McGraw-Hill. He served as Eminent Scholar at the Del E. Webb School Construction at Arizona State University of in 1996. Howell left UNM in 1999 to co-found LCI. From time to time, he has also served as an expert witness and mediator in productivity related disputes. He was inducted to the National Academy of Construction in October 2011.
To listen to my conversation with Greg Howell, press the orange “play” button on top of this post.
Mr. Howell mentions this presentation during the interview. Please use these slides for reference:
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