Roeslein’s new Products group took LEAN manufacturing methods to the shop floor in September at their first group tagging event in Red Bud, IL. Employees on the shop floor, across all disciplines, focused on product innovation and continuous improvement. They were given blue and white tags, white being high-priority, and asked to tag areas for value stream improvement.
Owners Are Reluctant to Use Prefab and Modular Options, Study Says
Published in Engineering News-Record
Written by Jim Parsons
As prefabrication, modularization and other off-site construction techniques gain favor among contractors, a new study suggests that a substantial percentage of owners appear reluctant to adopt—or even explore—these methods for their own projects. And that could well pose an obstacle for builders trying to use these techniques to improve productivity and bridge the shortfall in skilled craft labor.
New Day, New Mindset – Rethinking Offsite Construction
Published by FMI – 2018 FMI/CURT/CII Owner Survey
These examples articulate a growing understanding of offsite construction’s benefits, and not just in one particular market or geography and/or complementary to specific building codes. The international adoption of offsite construction will not only continue to gain momentum, but also is already starting to be standard consideration for worldwide design and construction projects.
Roeslein’s Involvement in the CURT Offsite Construction Committee
Roeslein & Associates, Inc. attended the quarterly meeting and summit in Cincinnati, Ohio, April 10th-12th. This event allowed Roeslein Business Development Managers, Pete McCall and Rob Ellwood-Digel to interact with key decision makers from the industry. Since joining the Construction Users Roundtable (CURT), Roeslein has become active in several committees that are led by owners who are passionate about bringing meaningful change and improvements to their industries.
Roeslein Implements Lean Construction
Roeslein & Associates, Inc. will be incorporating Lean Construction into its business structure. This past July, in its all company meeting, CEO Rudi Roeslein challenged employees to increase their productivity by just 5%, imagining what this could do for the company.