Lean Design

Blogs on Lean Design concepts and implementations for Home Builders and Remodelers



Danger Will Robinson! Danger! The IBS plan review sessions are starting to get booked up.



When it comes to trusses "Piggyback" is a four letter word. Piggyback trusses are little trusses that sit upon larger trusses to allow the roof configuration to reach a certain height/span.

Traveling around the country I see a lot of renderings - most of them leave a whole lot to be desired.

Our lives are busy and getting busier. Some of the most popular new design trends focus on making life a bit easier.

"Baby step onto the elevator... baby step into the elevator... I'm in the elevator."

Imagine yourself walking into McDonalds and ordering lunch (if you are anything like me this would probably not be a huge stretch). You walk up to the counter and ask the cashier for a Big Mac.

Look ma! The war cry for young show offs world wide. I’m sure you have had a “look ma” moment or two in your life. I don’t know about you but mine typically ended with skinned knees and tears.

I have been fortunate enough to be working with Jeff Rutt and Matt Collins from Keystone Custom Homes, Perry Bigelow from Bigelow Homes, and several other great folks on a housing solution for Hait

Eric Tiffin our magically talented Project Manager brought up the idea of writing about point loads this week. My first thought was that there may not be much to write about with this topic.

We all have our eye opening moments in life. When I was 17 my dad would often remind me to keep checking the oil in my 72 Bonneville.

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