The Historic Consultation paper by the Strategic Forum for Construction
In Rethinking Construction the Construction Task force set out the five drivers for change: committed leadership, focus on the customer, product team integration, quality-driven agenda and commitment to people. They apply to all industries and are valid today. The report identified four areas for process improvement - product development, project implementation, supply chain partnering and production of components. The report also identified key areas of performance, which had to be measured if real improvements were to be made.
Why regulated industries must adopt the principles of lean manufacturing and collaborative engineering in construction projects.
Whilst utility companies have huge Capex budgets for building new facilities and resources, their construction projects are often subject to huge delays and overspend. However, companies like BAA, whilst regulated, continue to outperform their targets, bringing in construction projects regularly under budget and continuously improves its output against approved plans...
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