Why Building CATALYST

Construction costs have been skyrocketing compared to the rest of the economy. Much of the excessive costs is due to the high uncertainty and risk of  increasingly complex buildings. We need a way to reliably predict project outcomes in the face of such market escalation - and then manage cost to more certain and effective results.

There’s never been a way to account for all the attributes that drive project outcomes. No cost consultant or building company has had the tools or processes to organize and record data to overcome this dilemma. A sophisticated data processing system is required to accomplish this. Building CATALYST has been created, first to stabilize and then optimize project outcomes. 

Building CATALYST applies two Toyota innovations that are key to improving the preconstruction process:

  1. Applied Toyota 5S - From project inception CATALYST Sorts, Systematizes, Shines (declutters), Standardizes, and Sustains the planning, programming, and cost management process. CATALYST as developed critical standards, data structures, libraries, algorithms, and templates needed to apply the 5S strategy to construction.
  2. Applied Toyota Autonomation – This balances  what the computer can do best with that of the technical professionals. The Pareto principle makes this possible by systematizing the 20% of the data/information entities that make up 80% of the outcomes – at least for ground up projects. Renovation projects have a much larger special cause and outcome proportion, requiring more effort by the technical professionals.

This How CATALYST Works, shows the step-by-step process for setting up, modeling and managing projects in CATALYST.

If interested in discussing further or scheduling a demo, feel free contact us at: Info@buildingcatalyst.com