The Benefits of Pull Planning
Chad Blalock is the Building Systems Group Manager at W.M. Jordan Company, where he functions as a focused internal and external MEP resource and provides customer service in all areas of building performance and operations. Chad is a licensed mechanical engineer with 18 years of experience developing MEP systems and helping clients maximize their investment.
Chad holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Tech and has certifications in Contractor’s Quality Control and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED). He is a member of the Associated General Contractors of Virginia (AGCVA) and the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE).
Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:
- Chad Blalock talks about the differences between pull planning and traditional critical path method (CPM) planning
- The areas to focus on when planning for a job: individuals, time span, and communication
- How to build trust with all workers on the construction team
- Why hasn’t everyone adopted the pull planning approach, and what’s the benefit to transitioning away from traditional CPM planning?
- Chad discusses ways you can begin the pull planning method — including free educational resources
In this episode…
Is your construction company using the right planning method? If you’ve been operating on the traditional critical path method, you’re missing out on a much more efficient, cost-effective system: pull planning.
What is pull planning and how can it help your company? According to Chad Blalock, pull planning is a collaborative tool that allows for productive communication and trust between all members of the construction project. With the pull planning method, you’ll be able to make reliable promises, deliver faster service, and easily work through all steps of the project.
In this episode of This is Concrete, Chad Gill talks with Chad Blalock, Building Systems Group Manager at W.M. Jordan Company, about the pull planning approach. Together, they discuss why pull planning works, how it can help you complete a project on time (and on budget), and how you can begin your transition into the pull planning method. Stay tuned.
Resources Mentioned in this episode
- Chad Gill on LinkedIn
- Chad Blalock on LinkedIn
- Chad Blalock’s email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- W.M. Jordan Company
- David MacNeel on LinkedIn
- David MacNeel’s email: email@example.com
- Associated General Contractors of America (AGC)
- The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)
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