Building a Lean Culture Interactive Course Offering

Lean design and construction practices require that members on a project team work together in an environment of trust, ambition, resolution, and common care. This environment needs to be cultivated through the development of a shared team identity focused on a common meaningful purpose for delivering the project. This course integrates project experiences with research exploring […]

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Making Up for Lost Time

The pandemic related economic slowdown is impacting building projects in a variety of ways. Reports from projects across the United States include delays related to manpower shortages and additional physical distancing measures to complete shutdowns due to state or local mandates. Project starts have been delayed, by as much as six months, given present uncertainties. […]

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Book Review: The Battle for the Life and Beauty of the Earth

  The Battle for the Life and Beauty of the Earth by Christopher Alexander with HansJoachim Neis and Maggie Moore Alexander This book is presented as a revolutionary vision of the human environment, proposing that ultimately people will approach the built environment as understood to be a necessary part of our emotional and social life. […]

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What is a Project Culture?

Culture is the shared identity among all the members of a group. Just as the word identity can define who an individual is in terms of their values, beliefs, and practices in addition to their physical characteristics, the word can apply to groups. In this context the word ‘group’ refers to those people who work together regularly, […]

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