College of Architecture and Environmental Design
Construction Management Department
BS in Construction Management
Andrew Kline, Phil Barlow
The construction industry is quickly making Pull Planning sessions a commodity only the largest companies can afford due to expensive consultants and the common perception of a complicated process. Pull Planning does not need to be complicated but can be quickly implemented by all types of companies utilizing extensive research completed on The Last Planner System. The benefits of Pull Planning include creating buy-in to the plan, making hand-offs known, and creating reliability and trust from the key Players on a project. As the demand for a more productive construction project rises, it is increasingly important for the scheduling methods to stay current and be accessible to all types and sizes of contractors. This project outlines a rudimentary process, via the deliverables for a general contractor to follow to implement Pull Planning on a project at little to no cost.