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Design for Six Sigma

The Six Sigma methodology DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control) is used to improve an existing process.   Design for Six Sigma…

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In 2013, give the gift of MOPFI.

  MOPFI (MOP-fee)       Make Other People Feel  Important           …

Leadership

What “The Elf on the Shelf” can teach you about productivity, leadership.

  The Elf on my Shelf isn’t working effectively.      Instead of duping my 5 year-old into behaving like a Christmas angel, it’s giving me a guilt…

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The number of responses needed for statistically valid customer survey results

It is critical to know what our customers think of living in the homes we build for them and what it was like to be involved in the design and…

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Spanish Twins: The fastest way to learn Construction Spanish.

  1.   Metal  2.   Material 3.   Plan 4.   Base 5.   Idea 6.   Hospital 7.   Doctor 8.   Vertical 9.  …

Leadership

What's in your vocab? 2 words for a smarter vocabulary.

  1.  Twitter 2.  Gangnam Style 3.  Like 4.  Gronkowski 5.  Angry Birds 6.  Linsanity 7.  Kardashian 8.  …

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Sources of quality defects in construction projects

A recent research study on quality in construction projects established the following Quality Problem Factors as the sources of quality defects.…

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Rented profits + 3.5 steps to reduce your risk.

  Do you know what the Spanish term for Profitability is?   It’s Rentabilidad.   RENTABILIDAD (rayn-tah-bee-lee-DAHD)…

Leadership

Are you demographically delusional?

Remember the DeLorean?   If the name doesn’t conjure up an immediate mental image, this will: Remember the car from Back to the Future?  …

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The design side - Kicking it up a notch

Come January 2013, we’re taking HousingZone’s already stellar coverage of residential design to a new level. Look for weekly blog posts from yours…

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