Yes. This is an industry with a plethora of application. As a matter of fact, there are many organizations geared specifically towards applying continuous improvement in construction. Here is a link for one of these non-profits: I have worked with many construction firms in both residential and commercial industries. Projects range from finding the root cause of mold in a home, to reducing defects in window installations, to working with concrete vendors to get Just-In-Time concrete delivery for the section of foundation being built.

Tracy O'Rourke

Tracy is a Managing Partner & Executive Advisor at For almost 20 years, she's helped leading organizations like Washington State, Cisco and GE build problem-solving muscles with Lean Six Sigma to achieve their goals.