Co-founder of the Mosaic Family of Companies and visionary behind the Mosaic Centre for Conscious Community and Commerce - Christy Benoit - discusses with Mick Lolekonda what it takes to facilitate corporate culture changes and pioneer a new business idea…
Watch DIRTT's case study about the Mosaic Centre. https://youtu.be/ZmB8ZzwG7pQ
Having all the mechanical parties heavily involved in the design from the get go means there really isn’t much need for little old me out in the trenches. Sure, I can take a trip out to site, snap some pics for our records, and scrawl up a glowing construction report, but at the end of the day I could just as easily have taken a spin through the 3-D model.
How does IPD and Lean Positively Influence Culture?
Many people have started to hear the term “2-second Lean”; some have gone one-step further and tried to see how it works with a construction team. Here at Chandos construction, working side by side with Dennis Cuku of Oil Country Engineering, we have been implementing a change in mentality and culture on the construction site. There are many different ways and stages to implement this change; the simplest of them, one that everyone can do, is the 2-second Lean Win.
As a co-op student and having very little experience in the construction management world the concept of IPD was extremely hard to comprehend. With no knowledge of the basic contracts used in construction it seemed like no one would ever be able to explain what IPD actually meant.
When we were first brought in to this project, it didn’t take long to notice that this was unlike any other enterprise we had been involved in. The walls between the various trades, engineers, architects and owners were nowhere to be found. If this project were a house, it would definitely be open concept.
When we started this journey 12 months ago, the entire core team made a promise to each other. We promised that, no matter how ugly it may be or how hard we might fall, we would tell the full story of the Mosaic Centre build (or failure to build). With this post I believe I am the first to record one of the potholes in the process.
Stephani shares about the International Living Futures Institute unconference, LEAN management practices, IPD process and how proud she is of the entire team.
We’ve entered into the next phase of the process—how exciting and scary, all at the same time! We went from figuring out HOW to do the work to actually DOING the work, which means our group will be even busier over the next few months! Just as things are getting cued up for chaos, I will be stepping back from the working group and into a whole new world of chaos … motherhood!