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What can the Construction Industry Learn from the US Military to More Effectively Deliver Results?

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Posted by David Umstot on

I recently read Team of Teams / New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World written by General Stanley McChrystal with Tantum Collins, David Silverman and Chris Fussell.  I was struck by the similarities of the challenges the US Military faced in Iraq and with those we face in the...

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Tags: collaboration, lean construction, lean management, team of teams, big room

Practices Merger Increases Value for the Lean Community

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Practices Merger Increases Value for the Lean Community: Umstot Project and Facilities Solutions, LLC and The ReAlignment Group of California, LLC Emerge as Key Provider of Lean Coaching Services I am excited to share the merger of our firm with the The ReAlignment Group of...

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Tags: merger, umstot project and facilities solutions, the realignment group of california, dan fauchier, david umstot

Where Does Our Southern California Water Come From?

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I had the opportunity to participate on a Metropolitan Water District of Southern California and San Diego County Water Authority community inspection trip of the Hoover Dam and Colorado River Aqueduct this past weekend.  We started with a tour of the Hoover Dam and its generating plant on...

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Tags: mwd, colorado river aqueduct

San Diego City College Celebrates Grand Opening of New Science Building

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  San Diego City College celebrated the ceremonial grand opening of the new 98,000 gsf Science building this past week.  San Diego Interim Mayor Todd Gloria (pictured above) addressed the audience of more than 100 in attendance.  The building contains two wings configured in an...

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Tags: san diego city college, science building, grand opening, harley ellis devereux, je moore consulting, rudolph and sletten, tb penick, gould electric, alpha mechanical, aoreed

Umstot Project and Facilities Solutions, LLC Certified as a Small Business Enterprise

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We are excited to share that the California Department of General Services certified Umstot Project and Facilities Solutions, LLC as a Small Business Enterprise (SBE) today. Dave

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Continuing Edcuation Mesa College Campus Selected as ENR California Best Higher Education Project in 2013

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Congratulations to the San Diego Community College District, Continuing Education, SGPA Architecture and Planning, and PCL Construction Services for receiving recognition for the ENR California 2013 Best Higher Education project for the new Continuing Education Mesa College campus (ENR...

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Tags: mesa college, continuing education, san diego community colelge district, enr california, 2013 best higher education project, ma engineers, pcl construction services, sgpa

McGraw-Hill Issues Lean Constrution SmartMarket Report

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Posted by David Umstot on

McGraw-Hill issued this SmartMarket Report on Lean Construction this past month.  You can download a copy free via the link on our "Featured Report" tab on our home page.  The report contains some great survey data from three groups 1) lean practitioners 2) those that are...

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Tags: mcgraw-hill, lean construction, smartmarket report

Fall is Time to Return to Teaching, Sharing and Learning

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Posted by David Umstot on

September is now a memory, but was packed with a lot of good events including the PCAPPA 2013 conference held here in San Diego on September 14-17th.  More than 300 people were in attendance.  There were some great presentations on growing leadership in a Volatile Uncertain Complex and...

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Tags: david umstot, coaa, construction owners association of america, cmaa, constrution management association of america, pull planning, lean construction, lean project delivery, wccc, western council of construction consumers, jacob williams, brian boudreau, dan fauchier, tom fine, realignment group, je moore consulting, san diego 2013 lean aec industry day

PCAPPA 2013 Annual Conference Less than 1 Week Away

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The PCAPPA 2013 Annual Conference being hosted at the San Diego Marriort Marquis and Marina will kick off this coming Sunday with an evening welcome reception.  Please consider joining us at the conference for an informative and engaging educational program.  Registration is...

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Tags: pcappa, pcappa2013

Boone Hellmann

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We are excited to share that Boone Hellmann has agreed to support our team on selected assignments.  Boone recently retired from UCSD after 25 years as Associate Vice Chancellor and Campus Architect.  His depth of knowledge and vast experience base will be invaluable to our...

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Tags: boone hellmann, m boone hellmann

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