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Training, facilitating, strategic planning, process improvements

♦ Construction Scheduling expertise

♦ Hands on collaboration with our clients and their teams

♦ Serving clients and job sites in the United States and Canada

David MacKay

Lean Construction Planner & Consultant

For the last 29 years I have been passionate about how to make the process better.

Before starting Milestone Lean Consulting, I was Learning & Production Manager for PCL Construction’s California Buildings district. I helped define and develop PCL’s Lean tools and training including Lean Foundations, Last Planner® System, 5S training, Value Stream Mapping, Lean Project Guide and Study Action Teams. I  assisted several other districts in North America implementing Lean thinking and tools.While at PCL I did extensive training, facilitation and coaching both in the field and the office.

In my 16 years at PCL I was part of many project teams in the field as a project scheduler and then district Scheduling Manager. I learned about the Last Planner System and made it the standard for scheduling in our district. Over the years I have trained hundreds in planning and scheduling and the Last Planner System, one-on-one in the field and in classroom settings.

AGC Certificate of Management in Lean
Lean Construction Institute member
Presented multiple times at LCI Congress and LCI Canada
Lean Construction Institute Approved Trainer

In 1990, I started in the industry with a large power plant design and construction firm where I managed the document control department and started scheduling. My next company designed, manufactured and constructed process and material handling systems. I was responsible for scheduling and expediting from proposal through construction. Later, I was the Project Controls Manager with a local general contractor before coming to PCL.

I love to learn and share what I have learned with others. We all have a sense that this industry can be a lot better. Lean thinking is how to get there. I hope we can work together soon.
Training, facilitating, strategic planning, process improvements

♦ Construction Scheduling expertise

♦ Hands on collaboration with our clients and their teams

♦ Serving clients and job sites in the United States and Canada