Prefab Is Fab

Prefabricated building modules are trending.

Supply chain disruptions and workforce shortages can wreak havoc on construction projects as their compounded effects lengthen lead times and increase costs. Fortunately, these challenges can make businesses more creative and resourceful. Modular construction with prefabricated units combines the benefits of standardization and flexibility to speed up construction and lower costs. It thus facilitates the successful execution of large projects in an era of uncertainty and inflation.


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Amazon’s Just Walk Out

Amazon is expanding its Just Walk Out technology into Amazon Fresh stores, including one in the Chicago area, and to the Houston Astros’ Stadium.

For several years, Amazon has used its Just Walk Out technology to let customers pay with their hands in Amazon One stores, as shared  in a previous OM in the News post. The technology allows a customer to scan in as they enter the store using one of three methods—their hand, a QR code […]

Notre Dame’s Makeover Creates a Project Management Challenge

Reconstructing Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris after the devastating fire in 2019 is a major project and is igniting controversy around the world.

Global donations of $950 million dollars have poured in to fund the rebuild.  French President Emmanuel Macron’s initial plans to reconstruct the spire in a modern design were scrapped after meeting with much resistance.

Meanwhile, the Catholic Church’s plans to redo the interior in what critics have deemed a “Disneyland” experience are still in the works.  Up to 12 […]

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Building Back Better in Joplin

Ten years ago, one of the worst tornadoes tore through Joplin, Missouri.

Although work remains to be done, the city’s rebuilding accomplishments are widely praised. A collection of essays provides useful and inspiring lessons on how the city reopened schools at the beginning of the school year, provided shelter, opened a clinic, and coordinated volunteers’ efforts. Today, these essays serve as project management templates to other communities devastated by natural disasters.


Video Spotlight: Rebuilding for Resilience: How the […]

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