Lean in Design

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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Getting Decisions that Stick in Design and Construction (Part 1)

The design process is an organized method to gather the thousands of decisions needed to design a building, ranging from the big picture vision and architectural image to excruciating details about every system and every surface in every room. Despite having a well-established process honed over centuries, too many projects …

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With Project Mountain, Mark III is disrupting the traditional construction process by standardizing design, streamlining material procurement, and leveraging prefabrication and manufacturing to build better, faster, and cheaper.

Can Owner Standardization Transform Healthcare Construction?

The healthcare industry is growing. According to Revista’s construction report, “from June 2018 to June 2019 over 21 million square feet of medical office space have been delivered across the country” (Revista, Hilda Martin, 2019) and this number is expected to continue to grow. The report further states that “preliminary …

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The Secret to Gaining Market Advantage in the Construction Industry

Are you one of those people who think that Scrum is for a bunch of software nerds who sit around programming all day? Maybe it’s time to shift your perspective. Yes, Scrum originally took hold in the Software industry as companies realized how Scrum allowed them to adopt and react …

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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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