By James Goree and Preston Hite
In the previous post, we claimed that the underperforming AEC industry must focus its energy on the left end of the project timeline – the planning end. We then introduced the concept of Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) as a key to that leftward shift. A WBS provides a framework within which we are able to collect information as early as possible in the project timeline, in a language that is understandable and applicable for every process. In this post, we will pick up where we left off to explain how a WBS might be developed. Then, in the last of our three posts, we’ll share some reflections from our current experience in the early stages of instituting a WBS in our company.
Learn More Moving left with WBS (and why EVERYONE in our industry needs to) – Part 2 of 3
By Preston Hite
In the two previous posts, we presented the idea that the key to fixing an underperforming industry is for us to “move left” – to focus a much larger chunk of our thought energy on the left side of the project timeline, before we break ground. We introduced the concept of Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) as a key ingredient for moving left. A WBS is a system for logically organizing project information into a language that can be applied in any context. We described how a WBS can be developed for the benefit of every discipline within the company.
Learn More Moving left with WBS (and why EVERYONE in our industry needs to) – Part 3 of 3
By Coker Barton, Senior Vice President & National Healthcare Director
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (aka the ACA, or “Obamacare”) has caused multiple ripples throughout our healthcare delivery system, but we feel it most through the construction project decisions made by our hospital and healthcare owners. The 2015 Hospital Construction Survey recently published in Health Facilities Management magazine breaks down just a few of these ripples and how they affect healthcare construction.
Learn More The 2015 HFM/ASHE Hospital Construction Survey: Lessons for Owners