Episode Description

 Transparency is often key to the success of a project. When you bring in something newer, like prefabrication, harmony and communication between teams is essential. Join host Todd and guest Steve Houston as they discuss how to combat inertia, the current inefficiencies of the construction industry, and what “works” compared to what’s “always been done.”

Steve Houston is Senior Director of Building Technologies and Vertical Manufacturing at LIFTbuild. Steve leads efforts for strategic transformation of the design and construction process through the LIFTbuild Resource Optimization, Planning and Execution (ROPE ™) delivery approach. He is a results-oriented operations leader who implements solutions with a focus on cross-organizational alignment. He has been successful in building agile organizations dedicated to solving complex challenges and bringing high-value solutions to market.

Todd Takes

1. Early collaboration in prefabrication is crucial for project success. Engaging all stakeholders from the start ensures efficient integration of ideas.

2. Construction projects benefit from a mix of traditional and prefabricated methods. Tailoring the approach to specific project needs is key.

3. The construction industry must adapt to new technologies and methods, like robotics and AI. This evolution requires a shift in education and mindset to improve efficiency and innovation.

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