Integrated Forms of Agreement: What do you really need to know to make them work? (San Diego CoP)

April 29, 2021 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm (under construction)
April 29, 2021 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Pacific Time Zone
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LCI San Diego CoP

As a Lean practitioner you already understand that the application of Lean means that we work together, respecting each other’s opinions and input, while optimizing the process of delivering the building and aligning with the owner’s requirements. But how do you actually do this in practice? How do you write a contract to protect all parties? How are the benefits shared? What do you do if something goes wrong? What others questions do you have?

The team presenting from UCSF brings the experience to answer all those questions, including those that only someone with their experience would know to ask. This is your opportunity to learn about a subject that is driving fundamental change in our industry and is something that all Lean practitioners should be familiar with.


  • J. Stuart Eckblad, VP Major Captiol Projects, UCSF Health - Career promoting and creating project teams inspired to innovate integrated and collaborative processes to design and construct healthcare facilities. Introduced and launched first Integrated Form of Agreement (IFOA) for UC and UCSF Health. Leads IPD for UCSF new $3.8 B Parnassus Heights Hospital program. Founder and President, The Center for Innovation in the Design and Construction Industry (CIDCI), an organization to accelerate invention in the Design and Construction. 
  • Niall Koefoed, Senior Project Manager, Cambridge Construction Management - Niall holds a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Cal Poly Pomona. He is currently the Contracts and Procurement manager for the multi-year $3B+ new hospital at Parnassus Heights. Niall has ten years’ experience in the Design & Construction industry working from multiple vantage points as an Owners Representative, General Contractual, and a licensed Civil Engineer. He has spent the last six years working with UCSF Health to further develop their integrated project delivery for healthcare projects. He has passion to help UCSF achieve their mission and to drive the industry toward a more collaborative and integrated way of delivering complex projects. 
  • Fred Whitney, Senior Project Manager, UCSF Real Estate, Health Major Capitol Projects - Fred has over 20 years of highly successful, progressive project delivery experience in the design and construction industry, specializing in major healthcare projects. Fred's projects include the New Hospital at UCSF Helen Diller Medical Center at Parnassus Heights. The design and construction of the new $3B facility is being delivered utilizing an Integrated Form of Agreement (IFOA). Fred had a significant management role in the design and construction of the $1.5B UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital San Francisco, UCSF Betty Irene Moore Women's Hospital and UCSF Bakar Cancer Hospital (totaling 878k sq. ft.). The project was delivered ahead of schedule and under budget utilizing a modified form of an IPD CM-at-Risk contact and won the Engineering News Record (ENR) “Best of the Best Healthcare Project in 2015” for the entire US.