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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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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A3 Thinking for Powerful PDCA to Improve Project Delivery

Since the popularization of quality circles in the 1960s, companies around the globe continue engaging front line employees to improve their work using variations of PDCA, a scientific method for problem-solving using four steps: Plan a change or test aimed at improvement. Do carry out the experiment. Check (study) the …

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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 Impact of Decisions in Lean Construction Projects

Everything is connected. This first Law of Ecology “reflects the existence of the elaborate network of interconnections in the ecosphere: among different living organisms, and between populations, species, and individual organisms and their physicochemical surroundings.” Similar to our ecosystem, small changes ripple across companies and organizations with unintended consequences. Decisions …

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