Adapting to Disruption

There are definite benefits for your company when you embrace the disruptions happening in the construction industry. You’ve probably thought to yourself from time to time (usually when you’re working late again) that there are easier ways to manage projects, and there are more efficient ways to operate. If you’re Read more…

What Comes First – Chaos or Shortages?

If you’re in construction, you’ve seen chaos on jobs. You can get so busy dealing with it, that you don’t actually have time to determine the cause. Chaos is a symptom of inadequate systems. Once you find the root cause of chaos and get people to think in a systematic way, you can put the right systems in place to eliminate a lot of confusion.

What is Construction Innovation?

Nearly every company is embracing some form of innovation and technology today. The wise way to do that is by bringing in some level of innovation and then building upon it. Taking it one step at a time, it’s best to spend time up front to decide what you’re trying to accomplish and then be deliberate in choosing the tech to get you there. Take time to research tools, make sure they make sense for your business, and adopt them slowly. Tech tools cost money, but the ones that are right for your business will bring a return on investment.

The Meaning of Character

Ever get the feeling nowadays that character isn’t getting the emphasis it should? Character is something people need to be aware of in all situations – through words and actions alike. It is more than just ethics and morals (critically important) . . . character includes grit, tenacity, resilience, and Read more…

The Subcontractor Revolution

There’s confusion in the construction industry, because sometimes the right terminology isn’t being used to describe processes. Amy Marks, the preeminent prefabrication expert known as the Queen of Prefab, describes industrialized construction as the application of manufacturing techniques to the built environment. It includes design, construction and operations. There are Read more…

The Flat Organization

Construction industry companies with a flat, also known as horizontal, structure are utilizing the optimal way to speed up construction processes. The flat organizational structure eliminates most middle management positions and results in very little hierarchy. People all along the process chain know what the organization as a whole is Read more…