Transforming a Broken Industry: 9 Keys to Lowering Costs, Cutting Waste and Driving Change

Transforming a Broken Industry: 9 Keys to Lowering Costs, Cutting Waste and Driving Change


April 2010

Transforming a Broken Industry: 9 Keys to Lowering Costs, Cutting Waste and Driving Change Moderator: Sharon Barrett, Senior Director, Cushman & Wakefield Speakers: Rex Miller, Thought Leader, Mindshift Mark Charette, President, Solidus Dean Reed, Lean Construction Coordinator, DRP Construction Inc. The principles of the CoreNet Global 2009 Global Innovator Award-winning ?Mindshift? vision ? lowering costs, cutting waste and driving change through Integrated Project Delivery ? have never been more relevant than at the cusp of economic recovery. Two companies, Solidus and Aardex, employed this transformational approach to procurement, trust-based team formation, early collaboration and project delivery - resulting in high performing sustainable buildings without high premiums. Solidus, a design-build-furnish firm providing Integrated Project Delivery, will share how to engage suppliers in this process. Aardex completed the first LEED Platinum spec building for $3/sq ft less than conventional construction, and will detail why and how high performing sustainable buildings should not cost more if the project is managed using the Mindshift approach

Keywords: Sustainability, Cost Reduction,

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