The EBFC Show

Felipe Engineer Manriquez

The Easier, Better, for Construction Show strives to make building easier and better today. We dig into design and construction topics to inspire you to develop your people, improve your processes, and take the business of building to the next level. Podcasts are published at 12AM PST every other Wednesday.

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Construction Flow Using Takt and Scrum with Spencer Easton
Sep 28 2022
Construction Flow Using Takt and Scrum with Spencer Easton
A new generation of blue-collar and white-collar design and construction professionals are using flow systems like Takt and Scrum to make work easier, better, and faster. Spencer Easton passionately teaches others how to increase efficiency by eliminating waste and variation. He actively pushes the limits of Scrum and Takt to enable systematic schedule improvements. He helps teams improve Takt adoption resulting in massive time savings!    Referenced Show Links: Lean Takt via YouTube at   Website at   Spencer’s Lean Construction Blog Article Website at   Jason Schroeder’s Lean Builder Blog Article Website at   LeanTakt Blog Critical Path Versus Critical Flow Website at   Swarming Scrum Pattern via Website at     Connect with Spencer via   LinkedIn at     Connect with Felipe via Social media and Free Lean and Scrum Training Resources at   RSM Podia Course Link: on YouTube to never miss new videos here:     Learn more about How to Use Mural for Beginners with Felipe via YouTube     --- Today’s episode is sponsored by Bosch RefinemySite. It’s a cloud-based construction platform. Bosch uses Lean principles to enable your entire team, from owners to trade contractors – to plan, communicate, document, and execute in real-time. It’s the digital tool that supports the Last Planner System® process and puts it all together in one simple, collaborative ecosystem. Bosch RefinemySite empowers your team, builds trust, creates a culture of responsibility, and enhances communication. Learn more and Try for free at     Today's episode is sponsored by the Lean Construction Institute (LCI). This non-profit organization operates as a catalyst to transform the industry through Lean project delivery using an operating system centered on a common language, fundamental principles, and basic practices. Learn more at
Construction Flow Using Takt and Scrum with Spencer Easton
Sep 28 2022
Construction Flow Using Takt and Scrum with Spencer Easton
A new generation of blue-collar and white-collar design and construction professionals are using flow systems like Takt and Scrum to make work easier, better, and faster. Spencer Easton passionately teaches others how to increase efficiency by eliminating waste and variation. He actively pushes the limits of Scrum and Takt to enable systematic schedule improvements. He helps teams improve Takt adoption resulting in massive time savings!    Referenced Show Links: Lean Takt via YouTube at   Website at   Spencer’s Lean Construction Blog Article Website at   Jason Schroeder’s Lean Builder Blog Article Website at   LeanTakt Blog Critical Path Versus Critical Flow Website at   Swarming Scrum Pattern via Website at     Connect with Spencer via   LinkedIn at     Connect with Felipe via Social media and Free Lean and Scrum Training Resources at   RSM Podia Course Link: on YouTube to never miss new videos here:     Learn more about How to Use Mural for Beginners with Felipe via YouTube     --- Today’s episode is sponsored by Bosch RefinemySite. It’s a cloud-based construction platform. Bosch uses Lean principles to enable your entire team, from owners to trade contractors – to plan, communicate, document, and execute in real-time. It’s the digital tool that supports the Last Planner System® process and puts it all together in one simple, collaborative ecosystem. Bosch RefinemySite empowers your team, builds trust, creates a culture of responsibility, and enhances communication. Learn more and Try for free at     Today's episode is sponsored by the Lean Construction Institute (LCI). This non-profit organization operates as a catalyst to transform the industry through Lean project delivery using an operating system centered on a common language, fundamental principles, and basic practices. Learn more at
Digital Transformation with Bob Armbrister
Sep 14 2022
Digital Transformation with Bob Armbrister
"Adapt or die." That isn't a trite phrase. Consider your company. Is it adapting or trying to remain unchanged? Let's solve the big problems. Bob Armbrister knows firsthand how hundreds of construction companies can use technology to adapt and transform. Bob is the President and CEO of Spark Business Works, a Michigan-based company specializing in building custom digital tools for businesses in the construction industry. Watch/listen to discover why digital transformation tools matter, how business leaders can bounce back from failure during economic downturns, and why construction is one of the most laggard industries regarding technology adoption. Construction businesses getting up to speed with their digital transformations results in easier, better, and faster work without burdening people already working hard to build.   Connect with Bob via LinkedIn at at   Connect with Felipe via Social media and Free Lean and Scrum Training Resources at Podia Course Link: on YouTube to never miss new videos here:   --- Today’s episode is sponsored by Bosch RefinemySite. It’s a cloud-based construction platform. Bosch uses Lean principles to enable your entire team, from owners to trade contractors – to plan, communicate, document, and execute in real-time. It’s the digital tool that supports the Last Planner System® process and puts it all together in one simple, collaborative ecosystem. Bosch RefinemySite empowers your team, builds trust, creates a culture of responsibility, and enhances communication. Learn more and Try for free at   Today's episode is sponsored by the Lean Construction Institute (LCI). This non-profit organization operates as a catalyst to transform the industry through Lean project delivery using an operating system centered on a common language, fundamental principles, and basic practices. Learn more at
Designing Easier and Better with Eugene Colberg
Aug 31 2022
Designing Easier and Better with Eugene Colberg
Eugene Colberg is a Brooklyn-based architect with over 25 years of experience producing award-winning architecture and interiors in the United States and internationally. Eugene Colberg has been recognized for his contributions to architecture and design by major news media including Crain’s New York Business' 2021 Notable Hispanic Leaders & Executives. As Principal of Colberg Architecture, he has designed imaginative and environmentally sensitive projects. He earned his BArch from Cornell University, is a Registered Architect in the State of New York, a Green Associate of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), and is certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB). Colberg Architecture is a Certified Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) with the City and State of New York and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.   Connect with Eugene via   LinkedIn at   Instagram at at   Website at   Email ecolberg@colbergarchitecture.com    Connect with Felipe via Social media and Free Lean and Scrum Training Resources at   Subscribe on YouTube to never miss new videos here:     --- Today’s episode is sponsored by Bosch RefinemySite. It’s a cloud-based construction platform. Bosch uses Lean principles to enable your entire team, from owners to trade contractors – to plan, communicate, document, and execute in real-time. It’s the digital tool that supports the Last Planner System® process and puts it all together in one simple, collaborative ecosystem. Bosch RefinemySite empowers your team, builds trust, creates a culture of responsibility, and enhances communication. Learn more and Try for free at     Today's episode is sponsored by the Lean Construction Institute (LCI). This non-profit organization operates as a catalyst to transform the industry through Lean project delivery using an operating system centered on a common language, fundamental principles, and basic practices. Learn more at
Applied Lean Construction and Lean Thinking with Melanie Gilbertson
Aug 3 2022
Applied Lean Construction and Lean Thinking with Melanie Gilbertson
An incredibly talented construction projects production leader with equal hands-on Lean Construction implementation and expertise, Melanie Gilbertson knows how to engage teams across her organization with practical skill building for easier and better project delivery. She leads an amazing team of scheduling and Lean subject matter experts to support integrated production teams in their efforts to meet project-wide Conditions of Satisfaction. This episode is full of inspiration and actions to support your learning and project improvement efforts.    Show Links: From The EBFC Show Blog: Visual Management Basics for Construction Teams     Apply A3 Thinking to Improve Project Delivery     Construction Scrum Case Studies     Connect with Melanie  LinkedIn at     Connect with Felipe via Social media and Free Lean and Scrum Training Resources at   Subscribe on YouTube to never miss new videos here:     --- Today’s episode is sponsored by Bosch RefinemySite. It’s a cloud-based construction platform. Bosch uses Lean principles to enable your entire team, from owners to trade contractors – to plan, communicate, document, and execute in real-time. It’s the digital tool that supports the Last Planner System® process and puts it all together in one simple, collaborative ecosystem. Bosch RefinemySite empowers your team, builds trust, creates a culture of responsibility, and enhances communication. Learn more and Try for free at     Today's episode is sponsored by the Lean Construction Institute (LCI). This non-profit organization operates as a catalyst to transform the industry through Lean project delivery using an operating system centered on a common language, fundamental principles, and basic practices. Learn more at
Web3 Blockchain Construction with Rob Salvador & April Moss
Jul 20 2022
Web3 Blockchain Construction with Rob Salvador & April Moss
Web3 (also known as Web 3.0) is a new growth area in construction technology solutions. It is a new iteration of the World Wide Web built on blockchain tech. Rob Salvador and April Moss are working at DigiBuild, a new type of construction management software utilizing blockchain for construction companies. Imagine being able to capture transactions from all of the different systems being utilized on your project and put them into a filterable, searchable, and comparable project timeline to remove the waste and fraud. Easier and better data insights and decision-making to support putting quality work in place.   Show Links: Mental Health Resources: Crisis Text Line USA and Canada HOME to 741741 International     Building Mental Health (Suicide Prevention) with Frank King | The EBFC Show 005   Connect with Rob  LinkedIn at   Email at rob@digibuild.com  Website at   Connect with April  LinkedIn at at april@digibuild.com   Connect with Felipe via Social media and Free Training Resources at   Subscribe on YouTube to never miss new videos here:     --- Today’s episode is sponsored by Bosch RefinemySite. It’s a cloud-based construction platform. Bosch uses Lean principles to enable your entire team, from owners to trade contractors – to plan, communicate, document, and execute in real-time. It’s the digital tool that supports the Last Planner System® process and puts it all together in one simple, collaborative ecosystem. Bosch RefinemySite empowers your team, builds trust, creates a culture of responsibility, and enhances communication. Learn more and Try for free at     Today's episode is sponsored by the Lean Construction Institute (LCI). This non-profit organization operates as a catalyst to transform the industry through Lean project delivery using an operating system centered on a common language, fundamental principles, and basic practices. Learn more at
Networking Change-Makers with Reena Friedman Watts
Jul 6 2022
Networking Change-Makers with Reena Friedman Watts
Networking professionals know that making genuine connections yield several positive side effects. Reena Friedman Watts has made networking with change-makers a full-time job. She is sharing her experiences from reality TV, radio, and podcast interviewing (Better Call Daddy) the top influencers and industry moguls of today. Reena says networking is about saying yes, sharing, and not taking.  Do you need some fresh ideas? Would raising your professional profile help you connect with the right people and get access to better opportunities? If you need advice, do you know how to seek and receive it? Build confidence and become connected today.   Connect with Reena via  LinkedIn at   Connect with Felipe via Social media and Free Training Resources at   Subscribe on YouTube to never miss new videos here:     Episode Links:    The EBFC Show Live Streams     --- Today’s episode is sponsored by Bosch RefinemySite. It’s a cloud-based construction platform. Bosch uses Lean principles to enable your entire team, from owners to trade contractors – to plan, communicate, document, and execute in real-time. It’s the digital tool that supports the Last Planner System® process and puts it all together in one simple, collaborative ecosystem. Bosch RefinemySite empowers your team, builds trust, creates a culture of responsibility, and enhances communication. Learn more and Try for free at     Today's episode is sponsored by the Lean Construction Institute (LCI). This non-profit organization operates as a catalyst to transform the industry through Lean project delivery using an operating system centered on a common language, fundamental principles, and basic practices. Learn more at
Changing How to Build with Hal Macomber Part 2
Jun 22 2022
Changing How to Build with Hal Macomber Part 2
Hal Macomber says, “Lean is NOT a cost-cutting approach. Lean is a people development approach.” The current state of construction is changing. More and more people are changing how we build. In this continued interview, Hal shares what actions you can take to build higher team performance while building new capabilities including his standard approach for improving project delivery. When we focus on people and improving construction flow, we will be engaged in better strategies to minimize the impact of variation and complexity.  "Use Flow as your improvement metric. Engage the people doing the work, that is how to make positive changes, and continue learning." Focus on flow, use Takt Planning, and heed the production laws. The Four Production Laws include: The Law of VariationThe Theory of Constraints (bottlenecks)Little’s Law (batch size and durations)Kingman’s Forumla (capacity utilization and variation)Free Takt Resources:   Free Construction Scrum Book Resources     Connect with Hal via  LinkedIn at   Connect with Felipe via Social media at   Subscribe on YouTube to never miss new videos here:     --- Today’s episode is sponsored by Bosch RefinemySite. It’s a cloud-based construction platform. Bosch uses Lean principles to enable your entire team, from owners to trade contractors – to plan, communicate, document, and execute in real-time. It’s the digital tool that supports the Last Planner System® process and puts it all together in one simple, collaborative ecosystem. Bosch RefinemySite empowers your team, builds trust, creates a culture of responsibility, and enhances communication. Learn more and Try for free at     Today's episode is sponsored by the Lean Construction Institute (LCI). This non-profit organization operates as a catalyst to transform the industry through Lean project delivery using an operating system centered on a common language, fundamental principles, and basic practices. Learn more at
Changing How to Build with Hal Macomber Part 1
Jun 8 2022
Changing How to Build with Hal Macomber Part 1
The current state of construction is changing. More and more people are changing how we build. Hal Macomber is a strategic advisor to the AEC Industry for growth, high performance, and helps teams rapidly build new capabilities. He has directly helped teams across the whole industry implement change including Lean Construction tools like Last Planner System, Takt Planning, and more for decades. Today he is concerned and hopeful that companies are paying attention to people and environment, social, and governance issues.    Free Takt Resources:   Free Construction Scrum Book Resources     Connect with Hal via  LinkedIn at   Connect with Felipe via Social media at   Subscribe on YouTube to never miss new videos here:     --- Today’s episode is sponsored by Bosch RefinemySite. It’s a cloud-based construction platform. Bosch uses Lean principles to enable your entire team, from owners to trade contractors – to plan, communicate, document, and execute in real-time. It’s the digital tool that supports the Last Planner System® process and puts it all together in one simple, collaborative ecosystem. Bosch RefinemySite empowers your team, builds trust, creates a culture of responsibility, and enhances communication. Learn more and Try for free at     Today's episode is sponsored by the Lean Construction Institute (LCI). This non-profit organization operates as a catalyst to transform the industry through Lean project delivery using an operating system centered on a common language, fundamental principles, and basic practices. Learn more at
Let Scrum help get your lesson planning from to do, to done with Howard Goldberg
May 25 2022
Let Scrum help get your lesson planning from to do, to done with Howard Goldberg
Howard Goldberg is an educator in his 23rd year teaching with 18 of those in Loudoun County Virginia. Currently, he teaches United States History in 7th grade and enjoys every moment of it. His search for trying to find a way to make planning easier and better led to Felipe and usage of Scrum in education. Howard said that using Scrum in his classroom has been an eye opener for what is possible.    Show Links: What Every Team Should Know About Scrum   Agile Estimating and Planning: Planning Poker   10 Reasons to Use Fibonacci Sequence for Story Points   Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time   Connect with Howard via  Twitter at   Connect with Felipe via Social media at   Subscribe on YouTube to never miss new videos here:     --- Today’s episode is sponsored by Bosch RefinemySite. It’s a cloud-based construction platform. Bosch uses Lean principles to enable your entire team, from owners to trade contractors – to plan, communicate, document, and execute in real-time. It’s the digital tool that supports the Last Planner System® process and puts it all together in one simple, collaborative ecosystem. Bosch RefinemySite empowers your team, builds trust, creates a culture of responsibility, and enhances communication. Learn more and Try for free at     Today's episode is sponsored by the Lean Construction Institute (LCI). This non-profit organization operates as a catalyst to transform the industry through Lean project delivery using an operating system centered on a common language, fundamental principles, and basic practices. Learn more at
Planning for Easier and Better Project Delivery with George Hunt
May 11 2022
Planning for Easier and Better Project Delivery with George Hunt
George is someone who has direct experience implementing Lean Construction on large or small projects alike. He's sharing insights about how we can make work easier, better, and faster from within our own. He directly implements Lean Construction on large and small projects alike. From his early days of implementing the Last Planner System as a project manager to teaching at Boston Architectural College to now serving as Corporate Lean Director at IPS, George lives for making construction work better daily. He is an excellent example of creating sustained construction company organizational improvements from the inside. George is actively serving as the Corporate Lean Director at IPS and works as a Revit Instructor at Boston Architectural College.    Connect with George via  LinkedIn at     Connect with Felipe via Social media at   Subscribe on YouTube to never miss new videos here:     --- Today’s episode is sponsored by Bosch RefinemySite. It’s a cloud-based construction platform. Bosch uses Lean principles to enable your entire team, from owners to trade contractors – to plan, communicate, document, and execute in real-time. It’s the digital tool that supports the Last Planner System® process and puts it all together in one simple, collaborative ecosystem. Bosch RefinemySite empowers your team, builds trust, creates a culture of responsibility, and enhances communication. Learn more and Try for free at     Today's episode is sponsored by the Lean Construction Institute (LCI). This non-profit organization operates as a catalyst to transform the industry through Lean project delivery using an operating system centered on a common language, fundamental principles, and basic practices. Learn more at
Build Up Without Limits Using Solid Foundations with Walker Lott and Davis Hambrick
Apr 27 2022
Build Up Without Limits Using Solid Foundations with Walker Lott and Davis Hambrick
The heights that can be built are a function of how deep and strong your foundations go. This episode is all about building an easier, better tomorrow today. Walker Lott and Davis Hambrick started The Laying Foundations podcast to serve construction professionals by sharing insights about the changing ways construction is done and the career paths that make the built environment a reality.     People are the key to making change, and these two are all about building relationships, unlocking potential, and exploring the fullness of the construction industry. The Laying Foundations Podcasts are released every Monday at 5 AM CST.     Felipe's Episode on The Laying Foundations Podcast   Connect with Davis via LinkedIn at     Connect with Walker via  LinkedIn at     Connect with Felipe via Social media at   Subscribe on YouTube to never miss new videos here:     --- Today’s episode is sponsored by Bosch RefinemySite. It’s a cloud-based construction platform. Bosch uses Lean principles to enable your entire team, from owners to trade contractors – to plan, communicate, document, and execute in real-time. It’s the digital tool that supports the Last Planner System® process and puts it all together in one simple, collaborative ecosystem. Bosch RefinemySite empowers your team, builds trust, creates a culture of responsibility, and enhances communication. Learn more and Try for free at     Today's episode is sponsored by the Lean Construction Institute (LCI). This non-profit organization operates as a catalyst to transform the industry through Lean project delivery using an operating system centered on a common language, fundamental principles, and basic practices. Learn more at
The Funniest Lean Guy - Jake Harrell
Apr 13 2022
The Funniest Lean Guy - Jake Harrell
Do you like to laugh, and does your work involve overcoming challenges? Jake Harrell will help you shift your perspective while entertaining you with humor. Jake uses simple proven methods to reorient how the systems we work in the impact our thinking, teams, and organizations. He is also the author of “Chasing Excellence” and the Co-Host of A Quality Podcast. Dive into this episode to see why he is a regular The EBFC Show live stream guest. He can help you achieve just about any outcome.   Connect with Jake via LinkedIn at Social media at 👆Includes links to Jake’s book, Podcast, Website, and More   Connect with Felipe via Social media at   Subscribe on YouTube to never miss new videos here:   Want More? Check out our 6 The EBFC Show Live Stream Episodes:   Change Makers - Digital vs Analog Change Makers - Change Makers - PDCA vs SAPD Change Makers - The Status Quo Trap (Team Felipe Vs Team Jake) Construction Change Makers - Meeting People Construction Change Makers - OKRs Construction Change Makers - Lean Pitfalls and Better Practices --- Today’s episode is sponsored by Bosch RefinemySite. It’s a cloud-based construction platform. Bosch uses Lean principles to enable your entire team, from owners to trade contractors – to plan, communicate, document, and execute in real-time. It’s the digital tool that supports the Last Planner System® process and puts it all together in one simple, collaborative ecosystem. Bosch RefinemySite empowers your team, builds trust, creates a culture of responsibility, and enhances communication. Learn more and Try for free at     Today's episode is sponsored by the Lean Construction Institute (LCI). This non-profit organization operates as a catalyst to transform the industry through Lean project delivery using an operating system centered on a common language, fundamental principles, and basic practices. Learn more at
Agility in Construction with Cromwel Burgos and Miljan Bajic
Mar 30 2022
Agility in Construction with Cromwel Burgos and Miljan Bajic
Cromwel and Miljan see a future in construction where individuals and teams easily adapt to the increasing levels of complexity and are on a mission to further develop the practices, mindsets, systems architecture, and culture of the construction industry. Better delivery for everyone involved starts now and improvement of the quality of people’s lives is the driver.   The construction industry is constantly changing, and so are the ways that it's done. Agile approaches have been proven to enhance workflow efficiency with shorter development cycles for design and construction. The upcoming Agility in Construction Conference will be FREE! Join us on April 12th from 8am –12:30pm PST as we explore how this Agile style of working is shaping our industry with talks given by leading experts who have implemented these approaches into real projects. Learn more at     Connect with Cromwel via LinkedIn at     Connect with Miljan via LinkedIn at     Connect with Felipe via Social media at   Subscribe on YouTube to never miss new videos here:     Episode Links:  Agility in Construction via Website at     Construction Scrum Master Training more about Felipe’s book, “Construction Scrum” at   --- Today’s episode is sponsored by Bosch RefinemySite. It’s a cloud-based construction platform. Bosch uses Lean principles to enable your entire team, from owners to trade contractors – to plan, communicate, document, and execute in real-time. It’s the digital tool that supports the Last Planner System® process and puts it all together in one simple, collaborative ecosystem. Bosch RefinemySite empowers your team, builds trust, creates a culture of responsibility, and enhances communication. Learn more and Try for free at     Today's episode is sponsored by the Lean Construction Institute (LCI). This non-profit organization operates as a catalyst to transform the industry through Lean project delivery using an operating system centered on a common language, fundamental principles, and basic practices. Learn more at
On Point Lean Construction with David MacNeel
Mar 16 2022
On Point Lean Construction with David MacNeel
Many construction projects fail to finish on time and on budget. Adopting Lean Construction principles and tactics can help. David MacNeel helps facility owners and contractors deliver major capital projects early and under budget. He has coached over 400 project teams in Lean principles, Lean tools, and Lean thinking.  Dave learned to apply Lean during his 20-year career with the nation’s largest concrete contractor as a Superintendent, PM, and Operations Manager. He also instructs several courses for LCI and AGC at the national level and is the Founder of On Point Lean Consulting, LLC.    Connect with David via LinkedIn at at www.onpointlean.com   Connect with Felipe via Social media at   Subscribe on YouTube to never miss new videos here:     Episode Links:  Construction Scrum Master Training more about Felipe’s book, “Construction Scrum” at   Learn more about Takt Planning from Jason Schroeder and the LeanTakt team at    --- Today’s episode is sponsored by Bosch RefinemySite. It’s a cloud-based construction platform. Bosch uses Lean principles to enable your entire team, from owners to trade contractors – to plan, communicate, document, and execute in real-time. It’s the digital tool that supports the Last Planner System® process and puts it all together in one simple, collaborative ecosystem. Bosch RefinemySite empowers your team, builds trust, creates a culture of responsibility, and enhances communication. Learn more and Try for free at     Today's episode is sponsored by the Lean Construction Institute (LCI). This non-profit organization operates as a catalyst to transform the industry through Lean project delivery using an operating system centered on a common language, fundamental principles, and basic practices. Learn more at
Continuous Improvement Passion with LaShira Champion-King
Mar 2 2022
Continuous Improvement Passion with LaShira Champion-King
The unknown enables us to grow when we take on new challenges. You don’t have to leap into it alone when it comes to improving your work. LaShira Champion-King is a passionate builder dedicated to improving project delivery and has helped many construction project teams adopt the continuous improvement mindset. She shares her knowledge and experience in providing value while minimizing waste throughout different projects. She has decades of experience helping people transform to make their project delivery easier and better.    Gifts and Hooks Introduction Activity  Give each person four sticky notes. They will use 3 to state a gift they give to the group (e.g., experience, knowledge of what hasn't worked, Innovation), and one sticky will state a "hook" that will keep them fully engaged in the meeting/workshop (e.g., focusing on the future, open environment). Then post the sticky notes to show commonalities among the group.    *The use of sticky notes here is a part of "ninja Scrum" for LaShira. It’s her way to start people off with the process without much suspicion.   Credit: Michael Wilkinson at Leadership Strategies   Connect with LaShira via LinkedIn at   Connect with Felipe via Social media at   Subscribe on YouTube to never miss new videos here:     Episode Links:  Construction Scrum Master Training   Learn more about Felipe’s book, “Construction Scrum” at episode is sponsored by Bosch RefinemySite. It’s a cloud-based construction platform. Bosch uses Lean principles to enable your entire team, from owners to trade contractors – to plan, communicate, document, and execute in real-time. It’s the digital tool that supports the Last Planner System® process and puts it all together in one simple, collaborative ecosystem. Bosch RefinemySite empowers your team, builds trust, creates a culture of responsibility, and enhances communication. Learn more and Try for free at     Today's episode is sponsored by the Lean Construction Institute (LCI). This non-profit organization operates as a catalyst to transform the industry through Lean project delivery using an operating system centered on a common language, fundamental principles, and basic practices. Learn more at
This is Scrum with Brian Melcher
Feb 16 2022
This is Scrum with Brian Melcher
Secret sauce is something that makes a company more efficient and adds value for the customer. Brian Melcher says, “This is Scrum.” He is the Founder, Owner, and Principal at Field Verified, the first building envelope consulting firm in Arizona to expand to a full-scale testing facility. He began his career building custom homes and retail spaces in Southern California. His experience shifted to quality assurance inspection of residential and commercial buildings across the United States. He is an expert in water intrusion, construction defects, code compliance and building maintenance with skills that include forensic construction investigation, analyzing reported construction defects and resolving construction disputes. He led Field Verified in developing ISO-compliant testing procedures to become the first AAMA-Accredited field testing agency in the world and opened the first accredited mock-up and window testing laboratory in the Mountain West. The Field Verified team provides roofing and waterproofing experts to construction projects across the United States.   Connect with Brian Melcher via LinkedIn at   Website at   Connect with Felipe via Social media at   Subscribe on YouTube to never miss new videos here:     Episode Links:  The Dr. CK Bray Show literacy worldwide: more about Felipe’s book, “Construction Scrum” at   --- Today’s episode is sponsored by Bosch RefinemySite. It’s a cloud-based construction platform. Bosch uses Lean principles to enable your entire team, from owners to trade contractors – to plan, communicate, document, and execute in real-time. It’s the digital tool that supports the Last Planner System® process and puts it all together in one simple, collaborative ecosystem. Bosch RefinemySite empowers your team, builds trust, creates a culture of responsibility, and enhances communication. Learn more and Try for free at     Today's episode is sponsored by the Lean Construction Institute (LCI). This non-profit organization operates as a catalyst to transform the industry through Lean project delivery using an operating system centered on a common language, fundamental principles, and basic practices. Learn more at     The EBFC Show Intro Music: –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– California by MusicbyAden   Creative Commons — Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported — CC BY-SA 3.0 Free Download / Stream:   Music promoted by Audio Library   –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
Lean Construction Pioneer Iris Tommelein
Feb 2 2022
Lean Construction Pioneer Iris Tommelein
Iris D. Tommelein is a Professor of Engineering and Project Management in the Civil and Envir. Engrg. Dept. at UC Berkeley. She focuses on developing theory and principles of project-based production management for the architecture-engineering-construction industry, what is termed 'lean construction.' She is an expert on construction site logistics, layout, materials- and supply-chain management.   Professor Tommelein directs the Project Production Systems Laboratory (P2SL - p2sl.berkeley.edu), a research institute dedicated to developing and deploying knowledge and tools for project management as well as a learning lab for the Northern California construction industry. She is active in the International Group for Lean Construction and until recently served on the Board of Directors of the Lean Construction Institute (LCI).   LCI recognized her with the Lean Pioneer Award 2015 - The award recognizes an individual (or organization) who has moved the design and construction industry forward in embracing and implementing Lean tools and techniques on capital projects (www.leanconstruction.org/news/95/36/LCI-Recognizes-Iris-Tommelein-with-Prestigious-Pioneer-Award/ ).   Prof. Tommelein received the 2014 Peurifoy Construction Research Award from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) (faculty.ce.berkeley.edu/tommelein/papers/Peurifoy.pdf ). She also received the 2002 Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Prize "for her research on civil engineering computing for managing project-based production systems in the engineering-architecture-construction industry."   Professor Tommelein served on the ExCom of ASCE's Technical Council on Computing and Information Technology (TCCIT) and as a member of the Research Council of the Construction Institute.   Connect with Iris Tommelein via LinkedIn at     Connect with Felipe via Social media at   Subscribe on YouTube to never miss new videos here:   --- Today’s episode is sponsored by Bosch RefinemySite. It’s a cloud-based construction platform. Bosch uses Lean principles to enable your entire team, from owners to trade contractors – to plan, communicate, document, and execute in real-time. It’s the digital tool that supports the Last Planner System® process and puts it all together in one simple, collaborative ecosystem. Bosch RefinemySite empowers your team, builds trust, creates a culture of responsibility, and enhances communication. Learn more and Try for free at     Today's episode is sponsored by the Lean Construction Institute (LCI). This non-profit organization operates as a catalyst to transform the industry through Lean project delivery using an operating system centered on a common language, fundamental principles, and basic practices. Learn more at
Lean Program Management with Stephen Powell
Jan 19 2022
Lean Program Management with Stephen Powell
Stephen Powell, Vice President of Program Management, specializes in include Healthcare Construction, Children's Hospital Construction Consulting, LEED BD+C, IP. Stephen shares the importance of understanding Lean Construction from the Owner’s perspective and all project partners involved. We shared how Scrum continues making a difference for teams working on complex projects and how the Last Planner System, Takt, and A3 Problem-Solving can be used by anyone during any phase to deliver projects more efficiently for all involved.   A3 Blog Post with Templates   Connect with Stephen via LinkedIn at   Connect with Felipe via Social media at on YouTube to never miss new videos here: episode is sponsored by Bosch RefinemySite. It’s a cloud-based construction platform. Bosch uses Lean principles to enable your entire team, from owners to trade contractors – to plan, communicate, document, and execute in real-time. It’s the digital tool that supports the Last Planner System® process and puts it all together in one simple, collaborative ecosystem. Bosch RefinemySite empowers your team, builds trust, creates a culture of responsibility, and enhances communication. Learn more and Try for free at   Today’s episode is sponsored by Construction Accelerator. This online learning system for teams and individuals offers short, in-depth videos on numerous Lean topics for Builders and Designers to discuss and implement, just like on this podcast. This is tangible knowledge at your fingertips in the field, in the office, or at home. Support your Lean learning at your own pace. Learn more at   Today's episode is sponsored by the Lean Construction Institute (LCI). This non-profit organization operates as a catalyst to transform the industry through Lean project delivery using an operating system centered on a common language, fundamental principles, and basic practices. Learn more at   Today's episode is sponsored by STRUXI. STRUXI is happy to help the EBFC Show fight the good fight for improving construction productivity. Built on 50+ years of construction-tech innovation, STRUXI replaces outdated-paper timesheets and production reports with software that updates you on labor productivity in real time – without disrupting how you already run your job sites. STRUXI does this by providing a simple user interface, so your foreman can accurately allocate time without being stuck behind a computer. This data is also easily connected to Power BI for rich reporting and forecasting. Learn more at
A Lean Culture Warrior with Jennifer Lacy
Jan 5 2022
A Lean Culture Warrior with Jennifer Lacy
Jennifer Lacy is a Lean Practice Leader with more than 18 years in the construction industry creating a culture of collaboration, continuous improvement, learning, and leadership development. Jennifer naturally elevates others while achieving better results aligned with core values like respect for people. Her WHY? To attack every interaction as an opportunity to help elevate those doing work while constantly finding ways for improvement! She earned an Operations Management BA degree from Texas A&M University-Commerce. In addition to her job duties, Jennifer is also involved with NAMC DFW, NAWIC, LCI DFW CoP, and LCI National as an Approved Instructor. Her speaking experience includes presentations at LCI Congress, SMPS National Build Business Conference, ASHE National Conference, local LCI CoP, and TEXO events.    Connect with Jennifer via LinkedIn at     Connect with Felipe via Social media at   Subscribe on YouTube to never miss new videos here:   --- Today’s episode is sponsored by Bosch RefinemySite. It’s a cloud-based construction platform. Bosch uses Lean principles to enable your entire team, from owners to trade contractors – to plan, communicate, document, and execute in real-time. It’s the digital tool that supports the Last Planner System® process and puts it all together in one simple, collaborative ecosystem. Bosch RefinemySite empowers your team, builds trust, creates a culture of responsibility, and enhances communication. Learn more and Try for free at     Today’s episode is sponsored by Construction Accelerator. This online learning system for teams and individuals offers short, in-depth videos on numerous Lean topics for Builders and Designers to discuss and implement, just like on this podcast. This is tangible knowledge at your fingertips in the field, in the office, or at home. Support your Lean learning at your own pace. Learn more at     Today's episode is sponsored by the Lean Construction Institute (LCI). This non-profit organization operates as a catalyst to transform the industry through Lean project delivery using an operating system centered on a common language, fundamental principles, and basic practices. Learn more at     Today's episode is sponsored by STRUXI. STRUXI is happy to help the EBFC Show fight the good fight for improving construction productivity. Built on 50+ years of construction-tech innovation, STRUXI replaces outdated-paper timesheets and production reports with software that updates you on labor productivity in real time – without disrupting how you already run your job sites. STRUXI does this by providing a simple user interface, so your foreman can accurately allocate time without being stuck behind a computer. This data is also easily connected to Power BI for rich reporting and forecasting. Learn more at