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Breaking down silos and disrupting the norm in automotive manufacturing, by fully integrating facility construction and process equipment. This equals Lean: faster, better, cheaper. In “Lean Lessons From Paint Shop Construction & How They Can Be Applied to All Projects,” by examining the recently completed Fiat Chrysler Automotive (FCA) Mack Avenue Paint Shop constructed in Detroit. Using the design-build delivery method, the Barton Malow-Ghafari-Giffin team worked together to complete the 800,000-SF project in a fast-track, 16-month timeframe, from shovel in the ground to the first produced vehicle. We’ll compare this delivery method to alternative methods to truly help you see the benefits of the design-build process and why all industrial and manufacturing projects can benefit from this, versus the conventional silo style design-bid-build delivery method. As part of Detroit’s first General Assembly automotive plant in over 30 years, the FCA Mack Avenue Paint Shop offers a number of lessons in Lean design and construction that can be applied to any manufacturing or industrial project - from overcoming the challenges of an aggressive schedule by utilizing a collaborative process/facility design approach, to single-point continuity. You can expect to gain knowledge with actionable insight of how to further streamline building construction and process equipment installation on your next project.