Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Greg Howell on Lean Construction

New Construction Strategies with Ted Garrison

Greg talks about lean construction principles and its real time applications in the industry. He also talks about the critical role lean construction can play in today's economy.


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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Monday, September 20, 2010

Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) Contract and Legal Concerns

Stephen A. Hilger discussed the legal merits of Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) contract in ENR article "The Legal Worries Raised by IPD." His major concerns involve:

1. Design and Financial Risk
2. Loss of the Spearin Doctrine
3. Sharing in Means and Methods
4. Losing the Economic Loss Doctrine
5. "Fluff" Language
6. Third Party Design Liabilities
7. IPD Team Members Can't be Sued and
8. Impact on Indemnity Clauses

Greg Howell on Last Planner System

New Construction Strategies with Ted Garrison
Gregory A. Howell is co-founder and managing director of the Lean Construction Institute (LCI), a non-profit organization devoted to production management research in design and construction. Howell brings 35 years of construction industry project management, consulting and university-level teaching experience to LCI.

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Friday, September 17, 2010

Seamless Collaboration is Becoming Inexpensive: Opensource BIMserver v 1.0 Release

A group of open-source programmers and researches involved in architectural CAD and building information modeling (BIM) tools have developed a working tool called BIMserver. Known as the BIMserver Project from TNO and the University of Eindhoven in the Netherlands, the group’s efforts propose to radically alter the landscape for computerized applications in the AEC (architecture, engineering and construction) industries.




After three revisions of open source BIMserver, version 1.0 is now available for download.
Read more about opensource BIMserver here -