What a great time period for Lean Homebuilding!

It seems like an opportune time. They are getting squeezed from a lot of directions. And just like the auto industry, they are one of the most visible industries that we point towards to lead us out of the recession. Lean may not be the savior but from the description Scott Sedam, President of TrueNorth Development and Todd Hallett, AIA, President of TK Design & Associates, Inc. gave in the podcast, Lean Homebuilding = Better Product, Greater Return, it may be a great place to start. This is a transcription of the 55 minute long podcast.

After reading this, would you want your Home Builder to think Lean?

Do you think he would be cutting cost or building value?

Scott Sedam is President of TrueNorth Development, an internationally-known consulting and training firm focused exclusively on the building industry. Now in its fifteenth year with a staff of 6 field consultants, TrueNorth conducts consulting projects and training workshops with more than 200 builder, supplier & trade clients in the U.S., Canada, Australia and Mexico. Scott’s presentations are a popular feature at industry conferences and company meetings and he has published a monthly article in the industry for more than 15 years. Scott serves as contributing editor for Professional Builder Magazine.

Todd Hallett, AIA, President of TK Design & Associates, Inc. has been designing award winning homes for over 20 years. He spent 15 of those years working for a $50 million production building company. Todd specializes in Lean Design and works, alongside Scott, in the trenches with builders, suppliers, and trade contractors.

Read Scott Sedam and  Todd Hallett Weekly Lean Blogs on LEAN TUESDAY at HousingZone.com or follow the following links directly; Scott Sedam’s Lean Tuesday blog and Todd Hallett’s Lean Tuesday blog.