Essentially, lean construction techniques involve eliminating all possible waste, which usually involves planning jobs down to the smallest detail, from where a dumpster will be situated to ensure the fewest steps for workers throwing material away to ensuring just-in-time delivery of materials.
There is much thought and planning put at the start of a project, and that helps save Doster money that we can pass on to the Owner. On many large-scale projects, hundreds of thousands of dollars in savings can be found through lean techniques alone.
DOSTER’S QUALITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (QMS)
Doster has a culture of responsibility that embeds quality awareness in all of our organizational processes. We are committed to safety, quality control and quality assurance, customer satisfaction and continuous improvement.
Our formal Quality Management System (QMS) was designed to provide the framework for how Doster consistently meets and exceeds customer quality requirements, continually improves operations and determines if work methods are efficient. We believe this commitment will provide long term benefits to our valued clients, suppliers and employees.
Our QMS includes the development of clear, quantifiable and measurable requirements. Unique to each of our projects, quality indicators are set during preconstruction by the project team, and are followed throughout the duration of construction. Project team meetings are held regularly to discuss job safety, quality, design and development, value engineering, scheduling and planning, timely implementation, environmental stewardship and customer satisfaction.
Because our process for improvement relies on continuous feedback, we invite our clients to audit our performance throughout our job, and when our work is finalized. This lets us know what we are doing well, and where we need to improve.