Date

6-2017

Degree Name

BA in Liberal Arts and Engineering Studies

Advisor(s)

David Gillete

Abstract

Construction Agility is a management system to be utilized by project managers to create a visual representation of work in progress on the jobsite. This visual component of Construction Agility increases awareness of job site activities among the general contractor, subcontractors, and visitors, thus increasing safety. The system is a Kanban, otherwise known as a batch system, that displays critical activities with physical moveable cards that display the task, the duration, and the proceeding party. There is a focus on handoffs which requires a willingness to open communication. The visual appeal and simplicity of the batch system for all to view promotes accountability among participating parties. This also doubles as a check and balance for completed tasks, increasing quality. The backbone of this system is not alone the visuals, but the collaborative and communicative team culture that is fostered around it. This team environment and learning culture is a facilitated through periodic reflection and input from all participants. With the proper application, Construction Agility should decrease waste and increase productivity, safety, turnover rates, and communication.

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