Why Construction Productivity is Low vs. every other sector.

ImageConstruction productivity remains low, if not in decline ( with the exception of an uptick due to the multi-billion dollar federal government “shovel ready”  investments of 2007/8) due to the continued use of archaic, antagonistic, and counterproductive construction delivery methods such as design-bid-build.

Until the Architecture, Engineering, Construction, Owner, and Operation – AEC / AECOO – industry adopts collaborative construction delivery methods such as integrated project delivery – IPD, and job order contracting, JOC little with change.

Owners are singularly responsible for the longstanding problems as they lack the knowledge and/or capability and/or incentive to adopt life-cycle management philosophies vs. an outdated first-cost mentality.

Technology is not the issue, it is the refusal of Owners to demand basic, fundamental business process changes as so may other industries have already done.   IPD/JOC and other LEAN business processes are neither new, nor difficult to implement.   Do Owner require a legal mandate to force change?   Personally, I don’t like this solution, however, environment and economic imperatives may force this approach?

Your thoughts?



Green – Sustainability – ARRA – Solution – JOB ORDER CONTRACTING

JOC / SABER – The Solution for ” GREEN ” , ” Sustainability “, and LEED EB

Sustainability and Green refer to the designing and maintaining the built environment to in concert with economic and ecological needs.

Federal agencies are required to achieve 30% energy and water reductions by 2015 and zero use of fossil fuel by 2030 with schools and municipalities facing similar requirements.

JOC ( Job Order Contracting ) and SABER ( Air Force equivalent of JOC ) are optimal methods for efficiently planning, bidding, and executing sustainability projects with the funding available from billions of dollars via the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act ( ARRA ).

Many “green” projects, however, suffer from poor planning and costly paperwork/contract documentation and project management issues largely associated with outdated contracting methods.

JOC – Job Order Contracting –  offers a remedy for EB (existing buildings) / LEED EB “ green “ renovation projects.

JOC – Job Order Contracting – allows the owner and contractor to work together from the beginning; scoping the project, and developing the plans thru specifications and requirements to completion of the sustainability / green renovation, repair or minor construction project(s), on time and within the approved budget.

If owners decide to go the LEED® certification route, they can review current conditions with contractors and discuss construction concerns and associated remedies to reach established targets – up-front – with a firm fixed price for each delivery order, prior to issuing a notice to proceed.

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