Recently, our APM, Jessica Sherk shared photos from their Pull Plan meeting for the USC Air Handler Unit (AHU) project in both the NTT & NOR buildings at Keck Medicine. The meeting is held weekly by the general contractor, Whiting-Turner, and attended by the sub-contractors. It is in this meeting that they look ahead and ensure the subs have everything they need to keep the job on schedule.
“Pull planning is a collaborative approach to project scheduling, that takes a reverse approach to sequencing. This involves gathering team members to identify and isolate key project milestones. From there, the team works backward to add all details and requirements. Think of it as reverse-engineering the project.”