Unleashing the Revolution
The Nine Keys of Mindshift...
Four Principles, Four Tools, One Hidden Revolution
Key 1: Trust-Base Team Formation (Principle) - How you select your team, whom you select, and the process you use to form them into a team is the most important component of a succesful project.
Key 2: Early Collaboration (Principle) - Clear channels of communication and efficient ways of working together must be established to ensure ultimate success.
Key 3: Built-In Sustainability (Principle) - Sustainability becomes a natural result of better design and the elimination of waste.
Key 4: Transformational Leadership (Principle) - Leadership must be flexible, trusting team members to work together and empowering them to solve problems.
Key 5: Big "BIM" (Tool) - Building Information Modeling is a game-changing technology. It facilitates early collaboration and allows the team to rehearse and resolve issues in a virtual environment that carries over seamlessly to real construction.
Key 6: Integrated Project Delivery (Tool) - The "siloed" hierarchy of Design-Bid-Build becomes a round table in IPD as the planning, design, and implementation process integrate all team members' input and participation. Lean Construction is an increasingly important tool for team members to identify waste and measure performance.
Key 7: Trust-Based Agreements and Client-Centered Incentives (Tool) - All team members assume an equal degree of shared risk and reward, and profitability is inextricably linked to the success of the project.
Key 8: Offsite Manufacturing (Tool) - Fabricating materials offsite and in advance provides an opportunity to change the nature, quality and future of construction.
Key 9: Workplace Productivity (The Hidden Revolution) - When buildings are uniquely designed and constructed with the end-user in mind, the space created can enhance the quality of life and work for those using it and will deliver higher value to the owner. Alternative workplace solutions are one example of the mindshift model that stresses long-term strategic value over short-term transactional returns.
For more information on mindshift, contact Lydia Knowles (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Bill Black (email@example.com).