Construction Industry Event Presentations

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Construction Industry Event Presentations

System Dynamics in Construction

“From theory to practice – how the application of system dynamics in construction projects can save time and money”

The UK Chapter of the System Dynamics Society organised a short series of talks looking at the experience of the application of system dynamics to construction projects within the built environment and an introduction to ongoing research and novel applications. Further event details

Managing the Dynamics of Projects and Changes at Fluor: Kim Warren

An introduction to how Fluor, a business that takes on the toughest challenges in construction and project management, have applied system dynamics to minimise rework through an understanding of the dynamics of changes to designs and programmes and the associated cost savings that this can bring.   Ken Cooper Fluor summary

Ken Cooper has not only agreed to making his full slide-set available, but also provided a couple of other important papers:


Four Failures in Project Management– Kenneth Cooper

Practical lessons of system dynamics: Ian Sinclair

Practical lessons learnt from the application of system dynamics approaches to major construction projects. Ian is a Director of Navigant Consulting and is a Quantity Surveyor with over 40 years in the construction industry. Amongst other projects Ian has been involved with the Channel Tunnel project and London 2012 Olympics.  Presentation to SD Society December 2011

Building Infrastructure Resilience with System Dynamics: Matt Montgomery

How system dynamic theory has been utilised to identify how sustainability issues are related allowing risks and potential benefits to be managed to build resilience in infrastructure systems.  UKSD event – A systems approach for improving infrastructure

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