Annual Design Forum to Showcase Leading Voices in Lean Design

Annual Design Forum to Showcase Leading Voices in Lean Design

Lean Construction Institute, in collaboration with Project Production Systems Laboratory (P2SL) and the American Institute of Architects (AIA), is bringing architects and designers together June 1-2 for its annual Design Forum in Chicago, IL.

The LCI/P2SL/AIA Design Forum is a must-attend event for today’s design professionals. In addition to earning 10 AIA Health, Safety and Welfare credits, participants will hear from top industry leaders on delivering better design while furthering the mission to eliminate construction waste through project lifecycles, and increase construction industry demand and capacity for Lean and Integrated approaches. Lean Design and other collaborative techniques can contribute to better designs, both technically and aesthetically.

“While much of the emphasis on Lean Construction has been focused on achieving more predictable schedules and budgets, design professionals are seeing benefits of early engagement with project teams to ensure that the integrated project, with all of its Lean principles, is never compromised,” said Dan Heinemeier, executive director.

The LCI/P2SL/AIA Design Forum brings some of the leading voices in the Lean design community as presenters, including: Kristin Hill, InsideOut Consulting; Dick Bayer, The ReAlignment Group; Jeff Loeb, CH2M; Tim Tracey, Smith Group JJR; Matt Petermann, Perkins+Will; Stacey Root, Boulder Associates; Andrea Sponsel, HKS & Andy Davis, Turner Construction; Ryan Seckinger, Walter P. Moore; and Mike Castor, BSA LifeStructures.

Keynote speaker Boyd Black of AVP Capital Project Delivery with the University of Chicago will discuss the use of Lean in Design and Construction from the perspective of an owner organization with successful Lean project implementations. He’ll also provide insight on how these projects differ from traditional practice, as well as the benefits of using Lean tools and techniques to increase value and reduce waste to better meet a client’s conditions of satisfaction.

The ‘Lean Design Laboratory’ breakout sessions, presented by chief designer practitioners, will allow attendees great flexibility in choosing topics of interest and engaging with our presenters in small-group dialogue.