WeitzWay /

This is How We Build A Better Way

From our first interaction with clients through project closeout, WeitzWay is all about delivering value and eliminating waste during the construction process. It’s a discipline that encompasses all of today’s fundamental build qualities. What separates Weitz from the competition is our ability to effectively align and elevate these practices to meet the specific needs (and wants) of every client. The end result is a project experience that is impossible to duplicate.

Safety /

We believe safety is a culture and a commitment. To that end, we live by our “All In” philosophy. “All In” means making the well-being of all Weitz employees and all workers on our jobsites a priority for every project and every activity 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Training

Weitz is committed to providing OSHA 30-hour safety training to all operations, estimating, preconstruction and executive staff. Since January 1, 2015, over 400 Weitz employees have completed the training. Additionally, all Weitz operations staff are required to have a current certification in CPR, First Aid and AED.

Mobile & On-Site Safety Training Trailers

Regardless of project size or location, Weitz is able to train employees, subcontractors, clients, student organizations and non-profit entities in safe work practices. Mobile safety training trailers are deployed to educate our construction partners on safe work practices related to topics such as personal protective equipment, fall protection, electrical safety and new OSHA silica standards.

Annual Safety Boot Camps

Each year, Weitz conducts Safety Boot Camps in each of its location to reaffirm our “All In” commitment to safety as a company. Safety Boot Camps are occasionally conducted at project sites to provide hands-on training opportunities for employees. Past topics have included defining “All In” safety commitments for all positions, Behavior Based Safety and standardization of deviation.

Leading Indicators

Leading indicators provide early warning signs of potential failure, and thus enable identification and correction of safety deficiencies before they mature into accidents and injuries. Employees conduct mobile safety audits with observations feeding into a centralized reporting system. The Leading Indicators Dashboard is used to track performance data related to safety audit completion rates and Behavior Based Safety.

Behavior Based Safety (BBS)

Behavior Based Safety is a process that continually focuses people’s attentions and actions on daily safety behavior for both themselves and those working around them. BBS is designed to prevent injuries beyond a traditional safety program using a systematic approach that:

  • Identifies behaviors that lead to accidents
  • Reinforces and redirects behaviors through observation of tasks and feedback on performance of tasks
  • Utilizes observation data to predict and prevent behaviors that lead to incidents/injuries

Customer Advocacy /

Our job is first, and foremost, about our customers. Keeping our customers at the forefront helps us determine what project success really looks like, long before the first piece of construction equipment arrives on the jobsite.

This goes beyond cost, schedule and quality. It’s about relationships, innovation, efficiency, empowerment and learning. We work with our clients to uncover their expectations to reveal other pressures, challenges and concerns that face them in the process of building their project. Then, we respond by developing solutions and taking steps to address these needs, help achieve their goals and complete projects efficiently and safely.

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Lean /

Lean is more than just a systematic approach to maximizing quality and minimizing risk. With advancements in technology, the opportunities to drive down costs and help clients make quicker decisions has reached new heights with stronger ROI capabilities.


Last Planner® System

Last Planner® System

All construction projects are unique and complex, and before the first shovel of dirt is turned over, we are looking for ways to eliminate waste and drive efficiencies into the build process. Our collaborative project approach is built upon the foundation of Lean principles, which leads every member of your Weitz team to look for ways to innovate and maximize the value provided to you and your business/project.

On Weitz projects, leveraging the Last Planner® System enables:

  • A more predictable workflow
  • Elimination of waste in the planning process
  • Enhanced communication and collaboration
  • Reduction in rework
  • Improved safety planning
  • Increased level of quality

Quality

Quality

Our goal is to build quality into your project from the earliest moment of preconstruction to the last moment of execution during the build phase. We achieve this by working collaboratively with designers, engineers and subcontractors every step of the way and by using a prescribed method to prepare, meet, mockup, inspect and then follow-up, ensuring a quality project for you.

Technology

Technology

Whether you are in a meeting, on the job site or traveling, you’ll realize that the technology tools we leverage are focused on eliminating waste in the day-to-day construction process and providing you with the information you need, when you need it. On-demand access to real-time updates and project information elevates the quality of collaboration among project team members.

We focus on aligning the tools in our technology toolbelt to support the needs of you and your project in a focused effort to provide quality, schedule and cost assurance as well as increased project planning and decision-making capabilities.

Virtual Design & Construction

Virtual Design & Construction

Based on the unique challenges and goals that have been identified on your project, we’ll work as a team to select the best Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) tools, such as Building Informational Modeling (BIM), to ensure success. While leveraging the collaborative approach of VDC and tools such as BIM, you will be able to make more fully informed decisions throughout the various stages of the project, from preconstruction through the build. The benefits realized from the use of VDC tools include:

  • Enhanced level of communication and collaboration for all project stakeholders by visualizing the work via virtual reality and virtual mockups
  • Enhanced level of visual planning
  • Ingenuity at the project level (the best place for continual improvements and innovation)
  • Increased measure of predictability and productivity

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