Strategy: Optimizing the Construction Process
This CURT web-based training is based on the CURT User Practice (WP-1003).
This paper envisions a substantially changed project environment, where projects are undertaken by deeply collaborative, multidisciplinary teams that contribute to project fruition, and where better, faster, more capable projects—optimized projects—are the norm, rather than the exception. This vision will be achieved through consistent endorsement and application of the principles of owner leadership, integrated project structure, open information sharing, and dedicated use and development of building information models.
Benefits of optimized project techniques to owners include better value through improved delivery times; higher-quality relationships, processes, communications, documents, and construction; safer workplaces; more efficient use of resources; less waste of time and money; and much more effective use of dollars invested in projects.
Change Is Required
For the construction industry to step forward into an optimized future and realize these significant benefits, owners must:
- Change the organization of projects and teams
- Change ineffective behaviors
- Demand that project teams use technology to its fullest
This paper examines these areas of change and offers examples of how they might capitalize on unique opportunities. Before examining these elements of transformation, this paper describes clear hypotheses for what “optimized projects” using “optimized processes” should look like. At their core, such projects are implemented by fully collaborative, fully integrated, and thus highly productive project teams guided by principles of true collaboration, open information sharing, owner leadership, team success tied to project success, shared risk and reward, value-based decision making, and use of full technological capabilities and support.
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