Can Construction Learn from MLB?

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In an Op-Ed piece in the NY Times, Billy Beane (General Manager for the Oakland A’s) and Senator John Kerry (current Red Sox fan, former US Presidential candidate) argue for the use of the same type of statistical analysis currently in vogue among major league baseball teams for solving the country’s healthcare woes.

The following quotes immediately led me to ask whether or not the same argument could me made about  the construction industry.

On health care:

“Studies have shown that most health care is not based on clinical studies of what works best and what does not … Instead, most care is based on informed opinion, personal observation or tradition”

and on baseball before the advent of Sabermetrics

“For decades, executives, managers and scouts built their teams and managed games based on their personal experiences and a handful of dubious statistics.”

There are two essential elements to performing the necessary statistical analysis prescribed in the article; the data and the will to examine and use it. Construction Verification will be provide the data. Do you have the will to use it?

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