Did you ever hear the saying…”your right hand doesn’t know what your left hand is doing”? People tend to use that saying to describe a state of confusion. Many times I use it to describe the construction industry. Don’t get me wrong, I live and breathe the construction industry and am positive about the industry’s condition today and in the future.
Here’s a right hand/left hand example. We are working on a project where the design called for the ceiling to be filled with HVAC equipment leaving no room for the lighting fixtures. Not a good situation. How the conflict arose might never be known. What is certain is that the complexities of design changes to please an owner and mechanical requirements to provide a climate controlled building created a conflict. Everyone was working with the best of intentions, yet the design remained in conflict with reality. With more collaboration, I think these types of events can be discovered and resolved in the preconstruction and budgeting phase of projects.
At A.S.S.T., we help our customers deal with problems like this all the time. Not just to solve the existing problem but to prevent problems from happening in the future.
The only way we can be real problem solvers though is if our customers bring us into the project earlier rather than later. That way, we may foresee a problem and suggest the use of 3D software. Or, we may suggest an innovative product like Sculptcor, made from Corian. A.S.S.T. is the only manufacturer of Sculptcor where we use a unique process to apply heat and pressure to the Corian to give it a 3 dimensional surface. The result is an exciting, textured and durable surface that will endure for many years. If we are brought in early, we can let the right hand know what the left hand is planning so that both hands can work together.
If you know other right hand/left hand examples from the construction industry, please let me know at email@example.com.
You can reach Russ Berry at A.S.S.T. by calling 717.630.1251 or click here today!
Russ Berry is President of A.S.S.T. and ISFA – International Surface Fabricators Association.
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