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Paper w78_2007_57:
Tomorrow's workday: spontaneous, creative, and reliable

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Martin Fischer

Tomorrow's workday: spontaneous, creative, and reliable

Abstract: Through several scenarios, this paper shows how a construction project manager might spend a workday in the future. The particular tasks addressed include participating in a design review meeting, preparing the construc-tion input to an engineering issue, tracking the schedule, budget, and environmental performance on a project under construction, dealing with organizational issues around innovative methods, and maintaining the company’s intelligent production planning and control system. Through these examples, the paper also tries to show that the combination of lean production methods and virtual design and construction tools should not only lead to reliable workflow, but should also enable and leverage the ingenuity, spontaneity, and creativity of designers, engineers, and builders.

Keywords: virtual design and construction, lean construction, future scenarios

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