Industrialization of Construction® is going to take the construction industry and its constituents to places
it has not seen before, just like it did in other industries. It may shake the core of how electrical contractors
operate, and how leading bodies such as ELECTRI International prepare and support the EC industry to keep
pace. Book One in this series introduced and explained the steps of Industrialization. Book Two provided
tools and an operation model for competing in the new environment. This third book focuses on the roots that
will be needed as the environment requires more and more sophisticated business models and practices.
The foundation and infrastructure of electrical contracting and supply chain partner businesses will need to
change to survive in the future industrialized era. Resource management cannot just be left up to the electricians
any longer; processes need to be designed to support a professional operating model and corporate
memory that insulates companies from “one bad job” or relying on “our best Project Manager.”
Methods for risk reduction that will take traditional prefab to another level are explained in this Book 3. The
more work that is done away from the time and space of the jobsite, the more these tools will be required.
They may have seemed academic or theoretical a decade ago, but they will now become a way of operating
as access to tacit knowledge expands with the operating model and practices detailed in Book 2. These
principles and practices of Industrial Engineering and the science of work need to be translated and applied
across the industry to avoid disruption from a new entrant that will find a way to deliver construction faster,
better, and lower cost to end users.