Quality Management

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A lot has been written recently on the industry problem of getting good trades and rightly so. However, there is another problem you should not overlook, losing your current employees!

ABC’s Extreme Home Makeover challenged Veridian Homes (of Madison WI) in 2008 to build a home for a family in need.  The home builder’s quality management practices and innovation culture were the foundation of the project’s success, as the team used modified approaches and creative solutions to

St. Patrick was a man who very early in life was made aware of his strengths and weaknesses.


This is a case study by ASQ and its a great example of how quality tools can be applied to the construction industry.

“Two approaches to improvement to avoid: systems without passion and passion without systems” Tom Peters, Thriving on Chaos, 1987 

This is a powerful quote to ponder, as is the need for constantly “Going back to the Basics” the hallmark of Vince Lombardi.

“How will my investment in a criteria/award program impact my bottom-line?” is a question commonly asked by senior leaders. In other words, “What’s in it for my organization?”

There are a whole range of quality management tools and techniques and that includes Lean and Six Sigma. Includes being the key word. They are not by themselves ‘Quality Management’.

In business so often what one wants is a silver bullet, that one solution that will solve everything, improve the whole business in one swoop.

BENCHMARK Roundtables 2013, November 6th & 7th 2013 Scottsdale AZ

Professional Builder Hosts Leading Builders in One-day Peer-to-peer Business Tune-up

A good predictor tool for rework and cost impact on a construction project is the Field Rework Index (FRI).


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