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Benefits of Prefabrication in construction

Five Benefits of Prefabrication IPD Project Owners Should Know About

Industrialized construction and pre-fabrication are hot topics in the commercial construction industry. If you are involved in an IPD project or are deploying other lean construction practices on your project, such as the Last Planner System, Target Value Design, or flow improvement methods, you have certainly come across the idea. …

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Terrific Tips for IPD Project Owners to Optimize Their Auditing Experience, by Gaurav Mathur

Terrific Tips for IPD Project Owners to Optimize Their Auditing Experience

In this article, I will provide some insights into the role of auditors in fostering an environment of trust and transparency to support owner organizations in delivering capital projects using Lean Integrated Project Delivery (Lean IPD). This article is an attempt to encourage owners and service providers (“vendors”) alike to …

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Intelligent Construction drawings from Inertia Systems

What Every Project Manager Should Know About Intelligent Construction Drawings

Are you a project manager who is still dealing with static PDF construction drawings, outdated Excel sheets, duplicate data entry, and mistakes that happened because contractors didn’t ask questions or didn’t have all the necessary information to complete their jobs properly? Let’s look at an example. You are building a …

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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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Decisions that stick in LeanIPD project teams

Tools and Tactics to make better decisions in Lean IPD Teams (Final article of our series Getting Decisions That Stick)

In Part I of this series Getting Decisions that Stick, we looked at the psychology of decisions and what information people need to make decisions. Part II describes ten techniques to help decision-makers make better-informed decisions, including the importance of identifying the decision-makers and making it clear to them which …

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decisions that stick part III, Kurt Neubek

How to Get Durable Decisions (Getting Decisions that Stick Part III)

In Part I of this series Getting Decisions that Stick, we looked at the psychology of decisions and what information people need to make decisions. Part II describes ten techniques to help decision-makers make better-informed decisions, including the importance of identifying the decision-makers and making it clear to them which …

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common data exchange in construction, digitalization

Reducing Soft Waste in Construction with Common Data Exchange

Have you ever been on a construction project where the owners, architects, engineers, and contractors have used their own tools, which lacked interoperability? Did you experience data loss because it had to be entered multiple times? As Executive Director of the Construction Progress Coalition, a non-for-profit organization focused on the …

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