Slashing Project Costs by 30% Using Automation and the Best Value Approach

Thursday, April 25
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

The world is fast-changing. Information systems, automation, and robotics are infiltrating every sector of the supply chain in our “information world.” There is a movement to increase the value of services by increasing their efficiency and effectiveness. Construction managers must adapt to the new age of information and automation. Dr. Dean Kashiwagi proposes the only way to do this is by identifying and utilizing expertise to cut cost and dominantly increase performance. This new way is called the Best Value Approach (BVA). He proposes that experts think less and make minimal decisions, resulting in cost and schedule savings. They can see from beginning to end, and assist those stakeholders who cannot see upfront, to see into the future which results in the minimization of risk. 


By attending this webinar, participants will learn how to:


  • Reduce organizational costs by up to 30%, while increasing the value and quality of services received. 
  • Use performance metrics to ensure buy-in at all levels of an organization.
  • Increase their impact on their organization, by minimizing the amount of information that they need to know.
  • Increase their capability and take on more of a leadership role in a company. 


About the speaker: Dean T. Kashiwagi, Ph.D., P.E., of the Performance Based Studies Research Group (PBSRG), is a world renowned researcher in best value. Dr. Dean has developed a “hands off” approach to managing contractors or vendors in any industry. His concept is contrary to the traditional price-driven procurement model. It reduces the transactions of every participant and forces a "win-win" relationship. His program educates and assists partners in becoming a more efficient organization through measurement, accountability and transparency. He is the creator of the best value Performance Information Procurement System (PIPS) and Performance Information Risk Management System (PIRMS).  

Continuing Education:

CCM Recertification Points: 1

Professional Development Hours (PDH): 1

AIA Learning Units (LU): 1

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