On this episode of Women at WIRC, Bridget Bacon, development manager at Red House Design Build, discusses the journey she underwent to systematize the pre-construction process at the Rhode Island-based company.
Bacon identified issues all contractors have faced: slippage, a delayed design process, and low pre-construction team morale. On this episode, Bacon outlines each step she took to turn each issue around.
Listen to see how and why Bacon interviewed every team member, created new project timelines, and ensured successful implementation.
Using this new system, the company saw a significant improvement in morale, efficient task management, and financial performance.
00:00 Introduction and Background
01:14 Identifying the Problem
03:11 The First Steps to Improvement
04:28 Interviewing the Team
05:27 Creating the New Process
06:54 Implementing the New Process
08:06 Addressing Troublesome Areas
10:04 Lessons Learned and Advice
11:00 The Results and Benefits
12:53 Final Thoughts and Recommendations
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