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Continuous Improvement in a Construction Contracting Firm

February 28, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm CST

Instructor: Matt Stevens

Continuous improvement is now a required focus. The world is competitive and we as a country allocate resources based on a system that mostly based on merit. It is a competitive world that slowly recognizes great accomplishment, then soon forgets and then looks ahead. The good news there are lazy people in the same world. They are the ones who celebrate extensively and feel the warm glow of accomplishment long after it has been surpassed by others.

There are 5 areas that we will share with you in this seminar:

1) What defines continuous improvement

2) The methodologies and structures to spur continuous improvement specific to construction contracting?

3) Case studies of continuous improvement.

4) Share with you a physical example of continuous improvement. We will conduct a lab experiment and construct against time and see how we can organize our construction process better.

5) What are some emerging practices in construction contracting. Ones you may have not heard about.

Continuous improvement is only for those contractors playing the long game. That is, those who see the business as getting more valuable over time and that being focused on long-term value for the client and the contractor themselves makes for a good interaction. It is not a quick fix, it is a structured process and a business philosophy.


About the Instructor: Matt Stevens, Ph.D., is the president of Stevens Construction Institute, Inc. – Management Advisors to Construction Contractors. He has been working with contractors as a management advisor since 1994. He has over 30 years of experience overall including as both a specialty contractor and general contractor. Stevens has been hired by dozens of clients and conducted hundreds of seminars across the country. He worked as a management consultant with FMI Corporation from 1997 – 2002. Stevens has performed Strategic Planning, Business Evaluations and Productivity Improvement engagements with dozens of clients.

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February 28, 2018
8:00 am - 4:00 pm CST


MCA Construction Education Institute® – Burr Ridge
7065 Veterans Blvd.
Burr Ridge, IL 60527 United States
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