2018-09-17to19 Takt Planning Workshop & Report-out

17-18-19 September 2018 in Berkeley, CA

Registration is now open for the September Takt Planning (TP) workshop organized in partnership between P2SL, the vPlanner team, and Drees&Sommer.  This September event marks one year since we started the 2-day workshop series on TP. It will include an additional industry day to take a detailed look at how takt is implemented on a variety of projects around the United States.

  • Day 1 features a hands-on simulation game designed specifically to teach the concepts of TP and demonstrate how those concepts can be used to optimize flow.
  • Day 2 includes a hands-on application of TP to an actual project. Through group activities and discussion, participants will take various trade roles and collaborate to create a complete takt plan for a project.
  • Day 3 features presentations and in-depth discussion regarding how takt is implemented on projects. Project teams from around the US including owners and GCs will present how they have used takt on their projects followed by in-depth discussion. Confirmed presenters include Merck, Sutter Health, DPR, Messer, Boldt among others. Additional details and agenda of Day 3 will be posted soon.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the basic concepts of TP.
  • Learn how to create Takt Plans and optimize flow.
  • Understand how TP can be implemented within the broader context of the Last Planner® System (LPS).
  • Gain an understanding of when to best apply TP.
  • Hands on experience with implementing takt on a project.


Takt Planning (TP) is a Production Planning technique that improves resource and material flow and reliability at the Phase Plan level when implementing the Last Planner® System (LPS).  TP reduces variability by setting a predictable production rate for standard activities across right-sized geographic work areas. This disciplined planning approach can align not only the workflow at the site but also the overall flow of materials and information through the supply chain starting in design and moving into detailing, fabrication and delivery processes required to support the execution of the Takt sequences resulting in improved work execution.

If you are implementing Last Planner(R) System (LPS) on your projects, this is an opportunity to learn about advanced production planning techniques, and, how to develop comprehensive execution strategies to improve the implementation of LPS.

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

15.0 CM-Lean CE credits | AGC of America recognizes the Takt Planning Workshop as qualifying for Continuing Education (CE) hours towards the renewal of AGC’s Certificate of Management-Lean Construction (CM-Lean). Each hour of Lean Construction educational content is equal to 1 hour of CE credit. Attendees may earn up to 15.0 hours of CE credit for attending this program: CLICK HERE to go to AGC website

Click here to register and/or review the agenda in detail:
Discounted early registration is available through August 31st – $495-$1,275


UC Berkeley – Clark Kerr Campus (Garden Room in Building 10)
(the Clark Kerr Campus is just South of UC Berkeley’s main campus)
2601 Warring Street, Berkeley, CA 94720

PARKING for a fee is available in the Southwest parking lot.

P2SL’s Takt Planning Initiative + More

To learn more about P2SL’s Takt Planning initiative and other research initiatives underway involving P2SL member companies and researchers, please contact  P2SL Research Director Glenn Ballard gballard@berkeley.edu or 415-710-5531.