Special Projects



State of Massachusetts, Dept. of Capital Asset Management, Lean Construction Road-map Development & Value Stream Mapping, Boston, MA, for DCAM

massachusetts logoCommencing in 2011 and continuing through 2012, TRG has been working with the Department of Capital Asset Management, State of Massachusetts to streamline the processes for programming, design, construction, commissioning and operations and develop a Lean Construction Implementation Roadmap.

Work Sessions include:

  • Value Stream Analysis Exercise to assess current state
  • Introduction to Lean Principles
  • Defining Project Delivery Process Value delivered
  • Defining the Interim Future State
  • Pull Planning the Interim Future State Implementation Roadmap
  • Improvement Session with Legal Department on supporting IPD and Lean Construction Principles and Practices within Statutory Limits and to Identify new Potential Legislation in Support of Lean Project Delivery

"Generation Lean" Lean Transition & Organizational ReAlignment, Garden Grove, CA, for Southland Industries

Southland IndustriesSouthland Industries, a national design-build mechanical contractor, is undergoing a lean transition into "Generation Lean." We have been assisting that transition, once again working with Mike Osterling.

Work Sessions Include:

  • Company assessment
  • Value Stream Mapping
  • Target Value Design
  • Last Planner® and Pull Planning
  • Rapid Improvement Events



Lean Trainings, Austin, TX, for Baker Triangle

baker triangleFor this Texas based drywall, steel-stud trade contractor, TRG provided training in Last Planner® System and team integration.

Work sessions include:

  • Last Planner® and Pull Planning (Milestone, Phase Pull Planning)
  • Team Integration

Organizational Management and Subcontractor Process Improvement, Dallas, TX, for Austin Commercial

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Commencing in 2011 and continuing through 2013, TRG has been Co-managing rapid process improvement events to implement lean within the company (with Associate Mike Osterling).  

Work Sessions include:

  • Scoping workshop
  • Value Stream Mapping Exercise
  • Rapid Improvement Event in Accounts Payable Dept.
  • Plan development, implementation and follow up


San Diego Community College District, Purchasing Department Lean Facilitation and Coaching, San Diego, CA, for SDCCD

sdccd logoIn 2011 and again in 2013, TRG worked closely with the San Diego Community College District to streamline and improve procedures and processes of the Purchasing Department, focusing on the coordination of procedures, practice and working relationships with the department (with Mike Osterling). 

Work Sessions include:

  • Scoping Meetings
  • Value Stream Mapping & Process Mapping (Assessment and Mapping of Current & Future States)
  • A3 Coaching Sessions
  • Development of Implementation Plan
  • Executive Report-Out

Lean Transition for Construction Teams, Cleveland, OH, for Ozanne Construction

ozanne logoDuring 2010, TRG assisted Ozanne Construction in their Lean Transition by providing the executives, construction team and construction team support personnel training in lean concepts for deployment on several projects including a Library remodel and work with the local community college district.
Work Sessions included:

  • Introduction to Lean
  • BIM Coordination
  • Last Planner® and Pull Planning (construction)


IPD Contract Reformation and Standardization, Dallas-Ft.Worth Area, TX, for Texas Health Resources

texas health resources logoDuring 2012, TRG worked with THR to develop a standard contract methodology where all contracts are managed by a Core Group, early teams are assembled and the benefits of TVD and other lean processes are recognized

Work Sessions include:

  • Company Assessment
  • IPD Development Workshops
  • Contracts analysis and recommendations


Lean Transition for Construction Teams, Fresno, CA, for Quiring General

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In 2011, TRG provided executives and the construction team training in general lean construction principles and concepts including Last Planner® and Pull Planning for deployment on the Fresno Community Regional Medical Center renovation project.

Work Sessions included:

  • Introduction to Lean
  • Last Planner® and Pull Planning (construction)