Only one industry (outside of farming) has experienced a net decline in labor productivity since 1964 – construction. To reverse this trend, there’s a new method – called integrated project delivery (IPD) – that’s getting results through collaboration, communication and good timing.
In this on-demand webinar from Construction Dive and Nureva, Layne Thompson walks you through how to use IPD and charrettes to increase labor production without augmenting your workforce.
There’s a lot of information packed into just 20 minutes. Here are just a few nuggets:
IPD has an impact
Layne shared the story of a golf cabin development in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, that came in ahead of schedule and $1 million under budget. The custom project, which involved reclaimed timber, was challenging. But the IPD process got the design build team working directly with the timber framing contractor – hear Layne explain the difference this made.
Design charrettes work
The time it takes to get people together in design charrettes can have huge payoffs as a project progresses. Getting everyone together to resolve problems and map solutions gives all the key team members a vision of what they'll be building. But as Layne explains, charrettes only work when the right people can contribute ideas at the right time – that's where technology can help.
Humans are inherently good
You'll have to stick around to the end of the webinar to see what Layne has to say about this!
Posted on Nov 23, 2016 7:00:00 AM