Lean Design Forum - Lean Construction Institute & Project Production System Laboratory


LCI Design Forum


The Lean Design Forum of LCI was formed to -

• Develop evidence for the benefits of investing in design; benefits for customers, designers and all stakeholders, including society.

• Develop means for executing design to increase return on investment.

• Promote beneficial practices in the construction industry.


LCI's role in the Design Forum is to:

· Collect and analyze data from experiments.

· Serve as benchmarking center.

· Promote changes in industry practice.

The investigation will focus on that part of a project between the big phases of a construction project: Plan-Design-Build. The handoffs between these phases limit Design to whatever takes place in and between schematic design and the production of fabrication and installation instructions. The Forum also includes in its scope Project Definition as part of Planning--where project feasibility is assessed and objectives are set. Presentations will be delivered by industry practitioners.


Date and Time: Thursday June 12, 2008, 8:00am - 5pm,  Friday June 13, 2008, 8:00am - 1pm.


Meeting Location:

Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark

One South Broadway @ Market Street

St. Louis, Missouri, United States 63102

Tel: 1-314-421 1776



Thursday, June 12th

7:30 Breakfast and Registration

8:00 Meeting Start Up

8:15 John Steele, Adept Management, on mew software tools for design management

9:30 Markku Allison, AIA on Integrated Project Delivery

12:00 Lunch

1:00 Steve Cockerham, BJC, on the use of lean project delivery on a hospital project

2:00 Philip Sun, ACHA of Jacobs Carter Burgess, and David Mar of Tipping-ar on the perils and pitfalls of integrated project delivery

2:50 Laura Lesniewski, BNIM Architects on lean project delivery from the designer's perspective

3:20 Glenn Ballard on learnings from experiments in target costing

3:50 Open Discussion


Friday June 13th

7:30 Breakfast and Registration

8:00 Meeting Start Up

8:10 Scott Morton, Boldt Companies, on the quarterback rating method of benchmarking building costs

9:10 Peter Morris, Davis Langdon, on the research frontier of risk management

10:20 Open Discussion

11:45 Wrap Up

         -Offers, Requests & Commitments

         -Planning for next meeting


June 11, Wednesday, Evening Informal Dinner: Gather in the Hilton Lobby for dinner at 6:30pm

June 12, Thursday, Evening Informal Dinner: Gather in the Hilton Lobby for dinner at 6:30pm.


Hotel Accommodations:

To make reservations - call 1 - 877-845-7354 - - reference Lean Construction Institute - room block will be dropped by May 28, 2008. Rooms will be available on a space available basis.

Sleeping room rate: $139.00 plus applicable taxes

Group Name: Lean Construction


Pre-reading preparation for forum: Visit http://www.leanconstruction.org/files/ and review the paper in the Design Forum folder and also review audio and ppt files from previous meetings.

A set of Introductory Readings about Lean Construction is now available on the Readings page. www.leanconstruction.org user name: members - password: buildit

Registration Assistance: jgclark@leanconstruction.org 

Refund policy: Refunds requested less than 1 week before meeting subject to $50 penalty.

Meeting time: Meetings begin each day at 8:00 am and conclude on the first day at 5:00 pm and 12:00 pm on the second day. The registration fee includes the predinner, a continental breakfast and lunch for all attendees forum materials and handouts and afternoon break.

Dress: Dress is business causal; slacks, sport shirts. Bring a light jacket or sweater as we cannot always control the temperature in the meeting room.

Name Sales End Price
LCI & P2SL Members   Ended $300
Non-Member   Ended $500
Full time Academic & Students Ended $150

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