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Kaizen Blitz: Significantly Improving Performance in a Week or Less

Owners and managers are constantly searching for production improvement applications. A Kaizen Event..


Lean Production Principles

The lean production principles that have led other industries to higher profitability and lower co..


Preconstruction Planning Process for Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) and Sheet Metal Contractors: Implementation Manual

Heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) and sheet metal contractors continue to be faced w..


Procurement Chain Management in the Construction Industry

Changes in customer expectations in the construction industry regarding project delivery, time, cost..


Project Tracking to Improve Labor Productivity for Mechanical, HVAC, and Sheet Metal Contractors: The Earned Value Approach

Project managers frequently lack sufficient information to accurately determine the status of their ..


Quantifying the Cumulative Impact of Change Orders for Sheet Metal Contractors

Change on construction projects is inevitable, but the effects of change are often disputed amongst ..


Risk Assessment Model: A Practical Guide for HVAC and Sheet Metal Contractors

Risk assessment, management, and mitigation are critical components to ensuring project success. Rec..


Schedule Compression Effects on Labor Productivity

During a typical construction project, a contractor may find that the time originally available, or ..


Thinking Lean – Tools for Decreasing Costs and Increasing Profits

This project updates research conducted in 2005. The need for the update was driven by the increas..


Tool and Material Management Systems

Poor tool and material management hampers operations on a day-to-day basis and can do damage to your..


White Paper: Building a Culture of Continuous Improvement

Continuous improvement, as used in this paper and industry in general, has a specific meaning as the..


White Paper: Off-Site Construction, Modularization, and Sheet Metal Prefabrication: Trends, Current Practice, and Recommendations

This paper focuses on off-site construction from the perspective of prefabrication, and installati..


White Paper: The Impact of Prefabrication on Productivity

This report offers a set of best practices for HVAC and sheet metal contractors to optimize the us..


Productivity Tracking in the HVAC and Sheet Metal Industry for Design, Manufacturing and Installation

Tracking productivity has been a challenge for HVAC/sheet metal contractors who are characteriz..