Entropy is the measure of disorder within a system. And it has a natural tendency to increase over time. It’s the reason why projects become more complicated and less structured over time—resulting in cost overruns and schedule delays. The purpose of the Entropy.Build project is to help the construction industry fight back against the pull of entropy—together.
Over the course of his 15-year career, Entropy.Build’s founder and principal, Dave Hettinger, has spent over 30,000 hours analyzing 100+ problem projects—-and he’s been very fortunate to learn from experiences with half of the top 20 ENR contractors, as well as several of the top owners, architects, engineers, GCs, subs, construction attorneys, and consulting experts in the industry. His goal now with Entropy is to leverage that knowledge to prevent problem projects for the benefit of the industry as a whole.
Primary focus areas include: (1) helping project teams preserve margins by increasing the chances of recovery from cost overruns and schedule delays, (2) helping construction industry participants develop and retain their high-performing talent through 1:1 coaching, and (3) collaborating with in-house innovation teams to create and protect the value of the company’s intangible assets.