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This article describes ten techniques that any member of a project team can use to help decision-makers make better-informed decisions in PreDesign, Design, and Construction.

You Cannot Speak of the Ocean to a Well Frog (Getting Decisions that Stick Part II)

In the first part of this series Getting Decisions that Stick, we looked at the psychology of decisions and what information people need to make informed decisions. This article describes ten techniques to help decision-makers make better-informed decisions in PreDesign, Design, and Construction. Such decisions are more likely to “stick,” …

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McGough Constructions headquarters, the first Lean IPD project for Rebecca Celis, HGA

Learnings from the Field: An Architect’s Musings from Her First IPD Project

When HGA agreed to join McGough Construction on their first contractual IPD project, I jumped feet first into a trial-by-fire arrangement. Our project – McGough’s own new corporate headquarters in Roseville, MN – was a unique one, since McGough served a dual role as both Owner and Contractor. As trusted …

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Advantages of IFOA for lean IPD construction projects

IFOA and the Advantages of Bringing People Together Faster

Building complex capital projects with Lean Integrated Project Delivery has many advantages. Choosing the best contract to encourage a collaborative team right from the start is crucial for a successful outcome. How can you go about this? How can you ensure that the owner, design partners, and builders are collaborating …

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Work planning for designers in lean construction by Markku Allison

Lean Construction: Improving Your Team Performance One Habit at a Time

Humans are generally resistant to change. Change requires courage, trust, and faith. We tend to stick to long-formed habits even when we realize that they are hindering progress or create pain. Forming and establishing new habits requires effort and commitment. Sometimes, painful experiences. How does this relate to Lean construction …

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The Oregon Health and Science University Knight Cancer Research Building is an example of sustainability and Lean construction

When Lean and LEED go Hand in Hand

Leaving Green Footprints® is the sustainability mission at McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. As the national Director of Lean Construction for McCarthy, I often work with projects pursuing sustainability goals like LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification across the United States. Many of our project leadership teams are certified …

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Leveraging Co-Location and Lean Principles for Design Success

It’s no secret that large-scale building projects have become more and more complex over the years with numerous design disciplines and contractors involved. As a consequence, the need for collaboration and teamwork has increased substantially. More and more teams realize the value of Lean Construction and Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) …

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