Lean in the Design Phase (Arizona CoP)

June 28, 2019 @ 7:30 am – 12:00 pm (under construction)
Southland Industries Office
1500 N. Priest Suite 114
LCI Arizona CoP


LCI Arizona Community of Practice


Lean in the Design Phase

Design professionals want to know how they can improve client outcomes while maximizing design excellence. Lean in the Design Phase is a course that leaves participants with a strong knowledge base for understanding how connecting people, principles and practices during the design and planning phase leads to on-time, on-budget delivery. Participants will be exposed to how Lean processes such as Target Value Delivery, set-based design and Last Planner® System can be applied at the front-end of a project to increase team productivity and level the workload.

Learning Objectives:

-Understand the designer’s role in the design of building systems in the design phase, leading to the efficient technical coordination of the BIM.
-Learn how Lean tools and processes eliminate waste to generate construction documents with fewer errors & omissions at a higher productivity.
-Learn how the Lean Operating System enables design solutions supported by analytical data and pulled to the Owner’s value proposition.
-Learn how Lean enables the effective transfer of construction systems knowledge with approaches such as Big Room & Target Value Delivery.


  • Michael Williams - HMC Architects  - Michael is a Principal and Senior Healthcare Planner in HMC’s Phoenix office. He has dedicated his 30 years in the profession entirely to Healthcare planning and design. Mike’s lean journey started in the mid 90’s when he began to apply process planning and VSM to the operational design integration of healthcare functions into building designs.
  • Terri Erickson - Kata Consulting -  Terri Erickson, PE SE MEM - is managing principal of Kata Consulting, a firm that is dedicated to improving the delivery process of construction projects and the teams who deliver them using Lean and continuous improvement thinking. Terri brings 25 years of experience in the industry working as a structural engineering manager, quality manager, and design engineer.

Registration Rates

Member Rate: $90

Non-Member Rate: $100

 Breakfast will be served


AIA Logo for invites This course is AIA/CES registered for 4 LU credits