Takt time in construction

Takt time

What is takt production?

Takt time production is a method based on Lean philosophy and often applied to factory production. In construction, it aims to balance the work by designing work batches that take the same amount of time. When all tasks take the same amount time, the work process is easier to predict and manage. In an ideal situation, the entire production process progresses at the same pace.

In takt time production, all partners are encouraged to plan their work more carefully in advance in close interaction with other partners. This forces them to think of solutions for problems before they occur and view the entire project not only from the perspective of optimal resource efficiency, but also the smoothness of the production flow.


Why choose takt production?

Takt production is a systematic and balanced approach to the whole production chain in construction. Takt production methods can ensure that the conditions for work are met, the result is good the first time and everyone working on the site knows what they are doing. There is less switching between work stages and the turnaround time is shorter, which brings down costs and benefits all project partners.

 

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