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Agile Construction for the Electrical Contractor

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ISBN-10: 0763765627

ISBN-13: 9780763765620

Edition: 2010

Authors: Perry Daneshgari

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Agile Electrical Construction is a practical, real-world handbook for contractors, owners, and supervisors. Features and Benefits: Provides a series of practical tools, processes, and tips to increase productivity and profitability. Includes proven techniques and processes from other industries. Perfect for construction management courses.
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Book details

Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning, LLC
Publication date: 9/29/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

What Is Agile Construction?
Productivity and Production
Production versus Productivity
System Productivity
Individual Productivity
Measuring Production and Productivity
Managing the Productivity
Making It Visible
What Is Variation?
How to See the Variation
Control Signals
How to Read the Signals
Variation in Construction
Job-to-Job Variation
Estimate-to-Job Variation
Estimate-to-Estimate Variation
Making Money
Financial Models
Variable Cost Financial Model
Fixed Cost Financial Model
Where Does the Money Come From?
Negotiated Profits
Increased Productivity
Reduced Cost of Cash Flow
Productivity and Safety
Tools for Becoming an Agile Company
Project Planning
General Contractor's Scheduled Plan
Work Breakdown Structure
Prejob Planning and Layout Phase
Buying the Job (Procurement Phase)
Installation Phase
Closure Phase
Electrical Scheduled Plan
Three-Week Scheduled Plan
Operational Tools for Agility
Job Productivity Assurance and Control
Special Causes versus Common Causes
Case Studies
Short Interval Scheduling
Case Study
Agile Procurement
Case Study
Estimation Analysis Enhancement
Data Analysis to Improve Estimation Accuracy
Accounting Feedback to Estimation
Case Study
Using the Tools
Corporate Tools for Agile Construction
Agile Procurement: Vendor Partnership
Work in Progress
How to Create a WIP
Productivity-Based WIP Reporting
Customer Positioning and Control
Strategy for Agile
Market Realities
How to Build an Agile Company: Strategic Planning
The Supporting Structure for Agile Companies
Company Infrastructure
System Design: Simplicity and Function
Organizational Learning: Continual Learning Culture
Process Models: Visibility of Systems and Processes
Team Technology: Dimensions of Information Flow Control and Communications
Methods, Algorithms, and Tools (Technologies)
Corporate Memory
Process versus Procedure
Strategic Breakthrough Process Improvement
Identify: Recognize and Define
Characterize: Measure and Synthesize
Optimize: Improve and Manage
Utilize: Standardize and Integrate
Process of Project Management
Management Planning Functions
Project Team Planning Functions
Project Team Management Functions
Process of Procurement
Procurement Plan
Procurement Scheduling
Material Delivery to the Job Site
Job Site Material Movement and Storage
Material Returns
Lessons Learned
Process of Estimation
Risk Management
Feedback Loop
Safety Data
Data Collection
Nonfatal Injuries and Illnesses
Hours Worked
Nature of Injury
Data Analysis
Nonfatal Injuries and Illnesses
Comparison to Other Industry
Causes of Injury
Plan-Do-Study-Act Cycles
Process Mapping
Job Planning and Estimation Flowchart
References and Resources