In Pursuit of Excellence: Lean Design & Construction Principles and Perspectives

The May Monthly Program

Wednesday, May 28, 2014
$5 AIA & LCI Members; $10 Employees of chapter member firms; $15 Guests. Student members please contact us for the complimentary ticket code. Click here to register.

1.5 CES LUs

Based on the premise of  increasing value and eliminating waste, Lean Construction principles have been incorporated into the practice of design and construction firms locally. The application and benefits of Lean Construction vary between Owners , Architects and Contractors; different perspectives will provide an insight into the wider spectrum of Lean Construction practice.

Please join AIA East Bay for an introduction to Lean Design & Construction featuring a panel of six Bay Area Lean experts representing Owners, Architects and Contractors.  A catered wine & cheese reception follows the presentation.


Michael Bade, AIA
Associate Vice Chancellor
Capital Programs & Campus Architect

Bruce Cousins, AIA
Regional Manager of Lean & Continuous Improvement
Turner Construction

Cliff Moser, AIA
‎Director, Facilities Planning and Design, NFS
Kaiser Permanente

Romano Nickerson, AIA
Boulder Associates

James Pease
Senior Project Manager, Facility & Property Services
Sutter Health

Moderator: Malvin Whang, AIA, UCSF

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this presentation attendees will:

1) Be able to state basic principles of Lean Construction.
2) Be able to identify at least two ways in which they could implement lean design within their firms.
3) Be able to state three examples of Lean Construction given in project case studies.
4) Be able to explain what the plus/delta method is and how it improves team efficiency.

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