2018-02-08&09 Lean Design Forum 2018






UC Berkeley’s Project Production Systems Laboratory (P2SL), the Lean Construction Institute (LCI), and the American Institute of Architects (AIA) have been co-hosting the Lean Design Forum (with AIA offering continuing education credit) for many years now. The Forum meets twice a year, in Berkeley early in the year, and in the Midwest mid-year.

The 1.5-day 2018 Berkeley Forum will take place on Thursday (whole day) and Friday (morning only), 8 and 9 February 2018 as in previous years at the Hs Lordships Restaurant at the Berkeley marina.

We look forward to hearing terrific speakers share lessons learned, good discussion, and thank our event sponsors!

As in previous years, we are working with AIA so you may get continuing education credit for participating in this event.

AGENDA (subject to change)

7:30 – 8:00 Registration and Breakfast
8:10 – 9:45 Session I: Rob Williamson will chair a panel discussing how his company, Taylor Design, has changed the way they do architectural programming.
9:45 – 10:15 Break
10:15 – 12:00 Session II: Jenny Hastings and Romano Nickerson will chair a panel discussing how their company, Boulder Associates, is using evidence based design.
12:00 – 12:45 Lunch
12:45 – 2:30 Session III: Don Reinertsen will speak on what we in the design-and-construction industry can learn from product development. A teaser from his most recent book: “Few developers realize that queues are the single most important cause of poor product development performance.”
2:30-3:00 Break
3:00 – 3:45 Session IV: Don Reinertsen will share further lessons. Another teaser from his book: “We cannot eliminate all variability without eliminating all value-added.”
3:45 – 4:00 Plus/Delta
4:00 Adjourn

7:30 – 8:00 Plated Breakfast: (please arrive by 7:30)
8:00 – 9:45 Session V: Gloria Flores will explain why ‘navigating moods’ is the key that opens the door to learning, both for individuals and teams.
9:45 – 10:15 Break
10:15 – Noon Session VI: John Gambatese will explain how to design buildings for safety in their construction and throughout their life cycles.
12:00 – 12: 15 Plus/Delta
12:15 Adjourn

Fees include continental breakfast and lunch on Thursday, plated breakfast on Friday, and breaks each day.

  • Employees of P2SL member companies or LCI corporate/individual members, as well as AIA members: $545 EARLY BIRDS until January 17, 2018, then $645
    • P2SL member-company logos are shown at http://p2sl.berkeley.edu
    • LCI corporate member-companies logos are shown at http://www.leanconstruction.org/
    • LCI individual members – you’ll know your membership number.
    • AIA members – you’ll know your membership number
  • Non-members: $645 EARLY BIRDS until January 17, 2018, then $745
  • Full-time academics and full-time students: $295 EARLY BIRDS until January 17, 2018, then $395

Go to https://www.regonline.com/LeanDesignForum2018 and click [Register Now] in the upper-right corner to register and pay for your registration online.

DIRECTIONS: This meeting will take place Hs Lordships Restaurant (www.hslordships.com) at the Berkeley marina.

Public Transit: Take BART to the Berkeley (Downtown Berkeley, not North Berkeley) station. Then at Center and Shattuck Avenue, catch the Bus 51B bus towards the Berkeley Marina. Get off at the Berkeley Pier at Seawall Drive, then walk south ~2 mins.

By Car: There is plenty of free parking space, but please do NO LEAVE VALUABLES in your car! Take 80/580 to Berkeley and exit on University Avenue. Head west towards the Bay. At the stop sign, stay on the left-hand side of the road and continue towards the Berkeley pier. When you reach the bay, turn left and head south until you see the restaurant.

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about lean project delivery and changes taking place in the industry!

QUESTIONS about this or other P2SL Initiatives? Please contact Glenn Ballard, Director of P2SL, cell: 510/530-1743, or email: ballard@ce.berkeley.edu.


To register go HERE, and in the upper-right corner click on [Register Now] to pay  online.