2016-01-28&29 Lean Design Forum 2016



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

This year’s Berkeley Forum took place on Thursday and Friday, January 28 and 29, 2016 at the Hs Lordships Restaurant at the Berkeley marina.

The agenda and links to presentation files are posted below.

We owe many thanks to all the terrific speakers who shared lessons learned, participants for good discussion, and event sponsors!

Thursday 28 January 2016 all day

SESSIONS I and II (all morning): Yrana Haahtela and Ari Pennanen of Haahtela in Finland on Increasing Accuracy of Conceptual Estimates  Adobe_PDF_file_icon_24x24

SESSION III: SmithGroup architects from different practice areas will share how their experience on lean projects has changed how they do design:  Influence of Lean on Design Adobe_PDF_file_icon_24x24

The SmithGroup architects were:

  • Marianne O’Brien, FAIA, Principal, Project Manager, UCSF Regeneration Medicine Building
  • Matt Davis, Principal, Project Architect, Sutter Health CPMC Van Ness and Geary
    Campus Hospital
  • Akanksha Pande, Associate, Project Architect, Sutter Health CPMC St. Luke’s Hospital
  • Franco Marinaro, Project Architect, Workplace Studio

SESSION IV: Following up on last year’s presentations on problem framing as a key to design success, Bill Andrews of Walter P. Moore Structural Engineers and Will Loftis of Jones, Lang, Lasalle will share cases in which they faced on “wicked problems.”

Bill Andrews: Wicked Problems in Design and Construction Adobe_PDF_file_icon_24x24
Will Loftis: Wicked Problems  Adobe_PDF_file_icon_24x24

Friday 29 January 2016 (morning only)

SESSION V: Jeff Loeb of CH2M Hill shared their Collaborative Design Process. First he had everyone “feel the pain” by playing the Multitasking Name Game Adobe_PDF_file_icon_24x24 and then he presented how they use lean and agile practices in design: Kanban in Design  Adobe_PDF_file_icon_24x24

SESSION VI: Renee Cheng and Markku Allison presented the findings of a survey on Integrated Project Delivery projects: IPDA Survey  Adobe_PDF_file_icon_24x24

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