Engineering and construction organizations could benefit from learning lessons from past experiences, whether their own or another’s. However, the industry is not always great at looking inward, and there remains a common perception that each new project is completely different from the last.
Look around at how other industries such as manufacturing learn from the past and embrace new techniques and technologies to drive improvement. While this approach is growing, it’s not as widespread across E&C as perhaps it should be. So why doesn’t the industry look back at what it’s done to improve what it’s about to do – and then repeat that approach next time?
Reprinted courtesy of Saurabh Bhandari & Frank Malangone, Construction Executive, a publication of Associated Builders and Contractors. All rights reserved.