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Hospital Project Based on Lean Principles

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1 Company TJ Wies Contracting, Inc. Industry Commercial Wall & Ceilings Company Size 200 Location St. Louis, Missouri USA Website www.tjwies.com Project for Cardinal Glennon Surgery Expansion Project Length 15 months Project Value $2.5 million On Center Software Solution On-Screen Takoff® Quick Bid Digital Production Control™ O wner Tim Wies was practically born into the construction business. His father started a wall and ceiling business in 1958. After Tim graduated college with a business management degree, he entered a carpentry union apprentice pro- gram to gain on-the-job training and experience in carpentry and estimating. In 1994, he established TJ Wies Contracting, Inc. (TJW) with a focus in the commercial wall and ceiling industry. The company prides itself on its excellence in craftsmanship, atten- tion to detail, and timely completion of projects. A safety record that is unparalleled is attributed to their commitment to hard-work and dedicated craftsmen. The company has always been interested in construction automation and the advantages it would bring the company. Improving accuracy, lowering costs, and eliminating errors were early reasons to adopt Quick Bid to automate the 'number crunching' aspects of bid- ding. Seeing On-Screen Takeoff® was like 'peas and carrots' (Forrest Gump, 1994) given its natural integration with Quick Bid. Faster more accurate takeoff allowed TJW to focus on their craft rather than manual processes. The final crown jewel was bringing onboard the game changing aspects of project management with Digital Production Control™. With a client base that provides more than 70% repeat business, TJW delivers professional, courteous, superior work. FAVO R E D H O S P I TA L P R O J E C T Some projects are favorites because of workmanship; others because of project exe- cution; and finally there are those that come together on all fronts. Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center (CGCMC) is just such a project. The NICU branch of the hos- pital was looking to expand its surgical facilities. About a year prior to the start of the project, TJW attended a construction seminar on Lean principals. Lean Construction is based upon the concepts of maximizing value and minimizing waste. When the project began, TJW was the only drywall contractor who had been through the lean training. As a result, TJW was able to partner with the owner and others in an Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) module. IPD is a process that involves the collaboration of people, systems, and best practices to improve the value to the owner. Hospital Project Based on Lean Principles P R E S E N T S A H E A LT H Y A P P R OAC H TO P R O J E C T M A N AG E M E N T

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