As Sheet Metal General Superintendent for Southland’s Northern California Division, Henry Nutt is responsible for managing shop and field staff, assisting with project scheduling, personnel assignments and training, managing tools and equipment and project safety, as well as interfacing with the unions. He is directly involved with Southland’s lean construction delivery method, also is an instructor and frequent participant at the Lean Construction Institute’s quarterly trainings and an instructor at the annual LCI Congress seminar. Mr. Nutt sits on the Lean Task Force for both SMACNA and the Association of General Contractors (AGC). He has several published articles written on the topic of construction innovation. As a mentor for students, Mr. Nutt is also very involved with CityBuild, a non-profit organization that prepares underprivileged San Francisco residents for employment in the trades.
Contractors across industries are embracing the Lean methodology to identify wasted resources, and then reformat for maximum productivity and increased value.
Not even 100 years ago, there was an alarming acceptance that people would almost certainly die on large and risky projects.