You can have highly capable teams, the latest technology and limitless resources, but if your processes are not optimized, you are leaving money on the table. The AEC industry faces severe challenges, with productivity issues topping the list. A study by the National Research Council (NRC) cites "improved efficiency through more effective interfacing of people, processes, materials, equipment and information" as a key area that is ripe for change and improvement. During this class, learn how industrial engineering methods traditionally applied towards manufacturing environments are being used to improve efficiency, eliminate waste, increase profit and improve competitive advantage for AEC firm workflows.
- Understand the process of performing a workflow simulation to identify and resolve bottlenecks in a firm's current processes
- Learn to collect data, build models, design alternative processes, validate assumptions and simulate "what if" scenarios
- Explore how to apply workflow simulation processes
- Review a workflow simulation case study for a regional, multi-discipline AEC firm