Project Magazine April 2009
Tube Lines recently embarked on a project to accurately measure earth structure movements on cuttings and embankments along the Jubilee, Northern and Piccadilly lines. Eva Holmes and Nick Whelan explain how Lean Six Sigma techniques helped to identify savings and create a new benchmark for the transport and engineering industry.
Initiatives to promote sustainability must be embedded into the fabric of construction projects if they are to succeed, says Michelle Pearce, project manager for Hackney Homes.
Following a method often means using IT tools like word processors, spreadsheets and planning software. But, as Geoff Reiss argues, too many hours spent hunched over a keyboard can lead to a false sense of security and cause project managers to lose sight of the real objectives of their projects.