Shooting for Five

At the start of the Cirrus apartment building project, the team set out to form and pour a floor every five days to achieve the owner’s desired schedule. However, in the beginning, the team had to work on weekends to keep the project on schedule.

To achieve the five-day goal, the team eliminated the compartmentalized tasks each unit was working on and re-sequenced the work in a way that allowed them to work as a single unit through each phase of the formwork and concrete pour. They also increased efficiency by eliminating waste in the process.

By the 10th floor, they achieved the five-day goal, which equated to a 20-30 percent reduction in labor hours from the start of the project. This video highlights the main activities throughout the five-day cycle.

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