“I could not help to notice today (MCA 2015 Spring Symposium) the culture that each speaker and their company now have after partnering with MCA. Each of these companies have built a tremendous team minded culture that I am sure was not present before their transformation. ”
Jayson Lange, Foreman, Aldridge Electric
“Dr. Daneshgari and Dr. Moore, On behalf of everyone at IEC, we would like to thank you both for your contribution to the educational programming during IEC’s annual convention in Baltimore. Your sessions were a great addition to our program and were certainly appreciated by our members. (Your scores were outstanding!) Thank you again for sharing your time and expertise and elevating our educational program standards.”
Lysa E. Egly, Director of Education, Independent Electrical Contractors, Inc. - National Office
“Other consultants and coaches only talk about the game with us, you teach your clients and partners how to play the game and win.”
Tim Culliton, President and CEO, Culliton - Mechanical, Electrical and HVAC
“Dr. Daneshgari and Dr. Moore, Thank you both for taking the time to teach my project team. I am always impressed by your depth of knowledge and understanding of productivity. The feedback that I received from individuals in the class got a great deal out of the time with the both of you. Personally, I appreciate the application of scientific management to construction, and seeing the possibilities for the future. ”
Christopher Heger, LSSBB, Project Manager, Turner Construction Company
“I watched your latest video on the website this morning. Even though I have heard the concepts before, it is always good to see and hear them again. It is a great video, going to show it to our guys too.”
Scott Harding, President, F.B. Harding Inc., Electrical Contractors
“We have had very good results (with Market Share studies) we are using the study to make changes to improve our competitive position.”
Tim Gauthier—Executive Manager, Oregon-Columbia NECA Chapter
“Tim, ... I wanted to commend you and your company, especially your mechanical and electrical formean/supervisors(Jason, Mike and Ray) for the added measures which are clearly speeding things up on site. Your approach to pre-fabricate the mechanical ductwork and electrical supports,JB and use pre-bent threaded connections is working very well from an efficiency and a quality of installation/ workmanship perspective. On our walkthrough yesterday, all consultants and I noticed the attention to detail, hangers are straight and accurate and connections are being made with great care and attention to detail. The work to date is so clean we could probably leave the work exposed. Please pass on the message to you staff as this level of professionalism is appreciated and expected, but seldom done. It is clear there is pride in workmanship on this project. Keep up the good work!”
An email to Tim Culliton, President and CEO, Culliton - Mechanical, Electrical and HVAC from Bill Januszkiewicz, MAATO Senior Project Coordinator: Renovations and Construction
"…very valuable information to show areas of possible productivity and revenue loss and specific areas for improvement, which makes every trade more efficient and productive.”
Ed Hillman-Field Superintendant, Holmes Electric
"By far, there is more take-home value compressed into one of Perry Daneshgari's sessions than a full-semester in most college-level construction management courses! While others continue to look in the rear-view mirror rehash-ing same-old "best practices," Perry insightfully points us ahead to where the industry is going--and provides us with a full set of practical solutions on how to get there."
Frederic B. Sargent, former CEO of Sargent Electric Company and 40-year veteran of electrical contracting
“(with SIS®)…We develop a 3 day look ahead EACH day, and at the end of each day we review that day’s events and report on the obstacles that allowed or kept us from working that days planned activity. That also allows us to project a new plan for the next 3 days.”
Ed Hillman-Field Superintendant, Holmes Electric
It presented a new way of thinking and approach to all that I do."
"Coming from a Lean Manufacturing background, it was great to see our company breaking these barriers before it is too late."
"It reiterated the importance of willingness to change and to continue thinking of new and better ways to do the work."
Aldridge Electric, Agile Construction® Training Series
“On our larger projects at Holmes we normally run 2 programs with weekly and sometimes daily tracking updates that measure 2 key components. One is to track productivity as compared to budgeting, called “JPAC®” which is “Job Productivity Assurance and Control®... The second program which I have been running ... is simply called “SIS®” , “Short Interval Scheduling®”. This program simply tracks the flow of a project by showing our ability to work a planned project based on the interruptions to that planning.”
Ed Hillman-Field Superintendant, Holmes Electric
"I think the process went very well and the 30 min max that it took us to sit down and go over all of this will end up saving Bronco so much money and productivity on the job site. 1st procedure change, in my opinion is a VERY BIG/GOOD change and should only look to put us more in the GREEN at the end of the projects."
Robbie Judd, Bronco Electric, (relayed by Bret Smith, CEO/Owner of Bronco Electric)
“Hiring you guys was the best decision we have ever made as a company.”
Bret Smith, Owner and COO, Bronco Electric
“At first when we started, I was thinking “we already have the wheel….we don’t need to reinvent it’, but now I have seen that we can actually build on what we have to help the wheel get better”
Robbie Judd, Project Manager, Bronco Electric
“On December 1st 2015, Dr. Perry Daneshgari of MCA, Inc. flew to Oregon to hold an Advanced Project Management: Risk Identification and Mitigation Workshop for Oregon Pacific - Cascade Chapter of NECA. The primary goal was to provide an understanding of how to identify the risks within their companies and then how to minimize these risks. The students ranging from Project Managers, to VP’s, to CEO’s all strongly agreed that the topic presented was spot-on and delivered to exceed all expectations. They all walked away with a new mindset and wanting to attend additional classes with similar topics.”
Oregon Pacific - Cascade Chapter of NECA
“On January 13, 2016 Dr. Perry Daneshgari travelled to NECA Chapter, Penn-Del-Jersey to present to PM’s, Estimators, VP’s, & CEO’s on the 4 topics of Agile Construction®: SIS®, JPAC®, Externalizing Work® through Prefabrication, and Externalizing Work® through Vendor Managed Inventory. The class was well attended and the message well received by all who attended. The class even received high praise from attendees outside of the Electrical Contracting field, expressing the information given was useful for all industries.”
Penn-Del – Jersey Chapter of NECA
Dr. Perry & Dr. Heather, I wanted to tell you both what a valuable tool you have developed with JPAC®. Today I had a Bank Field Auditor in my office asking me to substantiate billing on several large projects we are currently working on. The Auditor was concerned with over billing of projects and I was able to provide him with JPAC® reporting which validated our billing percentage. The auditor was very impressed with our (Agile Construction®) process and said it was one of the best systems he has reviewed.
Steven Thackston, Controller, Hardt Electric
"This is a great publication that I would like to review with our PM’s and superintendents. It speaks to much of what I have been pushing over the past couple years but in more eloquent detail. " (in reference to Book Two -- Operational Model Needed to Compete in Industrialized Construction, written by MCA for Electri International)
Rob Thome, Vice President of Operations , CUPERTINO ELECTRIC, INC.
“I am happy to report that almost all of our current installation projects are meeting the productivity rates and with focus we are meeting and often beating our hours and labour dollar estimates on our installations. The tools of agile, including SIS®, JPAC®, weekly productivity and GOTO meetings , project reviews at 25, 50, 75, 100 percent and a continuous review of projections of labour spend vs budget are helping us feel confident that things are under control on our existing projects.”
Tim Culliton, President & CEO, Culliton
“My guys came back enthusiastic and couldn’t stop talking about class and the information presented.”
Steve Grubish - Director Of Support Operations Egan Company
“On August 17th, 2017, Dr. Perry Daneshgari of MCA, Inc. traveled to Oregon to hold a Design for Value Engineering to Increase Job Profit Workshop for Oregon Columbia - Chapter of NECA. The primary goal was to provide an overview of ways that you can identify and reduce applicable risk early on in the project start up. The students ranging from Project Managers, to VP’s, to CEO’s all strongly agreed that the topic presented was spot-on and exceeded all expectations. All the participants left with a new mindset, and were looking forward to additional classes on similar topics.”
Oregon Columbia - Chapter of NECA
"Let me confess to repeating your ideas three times this week—with attribution!—and in the process recalling that fortunately you took an interest in the electrical contracting field a few years ago. It has been so much the better for it."
Frederic B. Sargent, President of Great Service Forums
“JPAC® definitely helps you look harder at the job and in different ways. We have SIS® to combine Small Projects, but I’m setting up even small jobs with their own SIS® to keep a clean view of what affects each job."
Glenn Miller, Forman at Staff Electric
"Before SIS® and JPAC® we would have seen these disruptions just as part of construction, now we're looking at the work differently and can see the impacts."
John Soehnlein, Technologies Foreman at Staff Electric
"I found the 201 level Agile Construction® class this week incredibly helpful, if you haven't taken it yourself yet, please get into this one."
Staff Electric Co., Inc.
We enjoyed the class in Phoenix, and I think we we took away some ideas from you that will help us get more organized. I look forward to implementing these ideas on my next project.
Dan Walch, RDS