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What Is Lean Design & Construction?

Lean Design and Construction is a respect- and relationship-oriented production management approach to project delivery. The Lean Construction Institute (LCI) defines five cornerstones of Lean Design and Construction: Respect for people Focus on customer defined value Delivering value and eliminating waste Continuous improvement of processes Optimization of the whole While collaborative project delivery does not …

The Discipline of Teams

The industry has used the term “project team” forever to describe any group of people assembled to deliver a project, regardless of how these people work with each other (or don’t) or how successful they were at delivering a project. It seems obvious that an owner would want high-performing teams on their projects, yet historically …

Design Assist Delivery for Prefabricated Building Components

Prefabrication of building systems is being used on many building projects. The extent of prefabrication, including the types of systems and the number of different building systems, is expanding. Reasons include better quality of construction, reduced waste/LEED objectives, increased efficiency/reduced construction cost, worker safety, and project schedule. For the projects I have been involved with, …

Design Assist White Paper – Ohio Construction Transformation Council

This white paper discusses key aspects of design assist. In it, the authors: Provide an overview of the design assist process Talk about the benefits of design assist, which include design efficiency, pricing accuracy, speed to market, and constructability Address some of the challenges of design assist and offer potential solutions The authors include three …

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