How to leverage the power of your construcction team with the Last Planner System

Why Lean IPD is a Reliable Way to Deliver Complex Capital Projects

I spent more than ten years working almost entirely on Lean IPD projects delivering over $650M worth of health care operations in Northern California. Those projects finished with 90% of them completing on schedule and all but one completing under their original board funding amount. While costs in Design-Bid-Build and …

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Construction scrum by Felipe Engineer-Manriquez

Ready to Accomplish Great Things? Read Construction Scrum

Construction Scrum: How to Deliver Projects Easier, Better, and Faster is the first practical guide for construction professionals to implement the Scrum framework in the construction industry. The book is organized in three parts. Part one is a series of short stories that illustrate how Scrum works in design and …

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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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Overcoming resistance to change in the construction industry, David McNeel

Overcoming Resistance to Change

There is deep recognition in the construction industry that driving higher productivity is key to lowering project costs. While there are external forces at play, such as increasing project complexities, regulations, scope changes, labor shortages, and more, many inefficiencies and cost overages stem from internal productivity issues and resistance to …

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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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