Innovation

Taking advantage of lessons learned in lean IPD projects

Taking Advantage of IPD Lessons Learned to Improve Future Outcomes

In the Lean Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) Community, we have all heard of Plan-Do-Check-Act. We understand that it is the cycle to create continuous improvement, one of the foundational pillars of Lean and IPD. Yet why is it so difficult to implement improvement? We often neglect to implement the “Act” …

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How owner organizations impact decsion-making in design and construction. New research project from University of washington.

New Research Project: How Do Owner Organizations Impact Decision-Making?

A new research project from the University of Washington (UW) intends to reveal how owner organizations impact project decision-making. Owners have a significant impact on the success of every design and construction project they undertake. They have distinct organizational structures and cultures in terms of decision-making, and those characteristics can …

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Mark III, standardization, buildings as products, innovation in design and construction

Buildings as Products: Is the Construction Industry Prepared for a New Paradigm?

The current dynamics and structure of the design and construction industry are not set up to properly reward companies and individuals to do the necessary work for innovation and to take the risks that are inherent in trying something new that may not ultimately work out or may not produce …

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