Welcome to Construction Physics, a newsletter about the forces shaping the construction industry. With a few exceptions, this newsletter has focused mostly on building construction in the US. It’s what I’m most familiar with, and what I’m most confident in my ability to…
Production process improvements are often aimed at moving a process towards something resembling “continuous flow” - where the product moves perfectly…
Brief announcement - I now have a twitter account, which you can follow here: https://twitter.com/_brianpotter A major goal of this newsletter is to…
At last, we’re finally ready to put together the design for our house. A fully specified design, with every detail and system described, is well beyond…
(For part I of this series, click here) Designing for decay and drift Designing our house to survive disasters (natural or otherwise) is important, and…
Brief update: I’m pleased to announce that I’ve received an Emergent Ventures grant to continue my work on Construction Physics! This will help some…
A phenomenon that shows up repeatedly in a variety of production operations is the learning curve. Essentially, the learning curve (also called the…
An ongoing goal of this newsletter is to figure out ways to make construction more productive and efficient. One strategy for this I’m currently…
See all