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ASLA SKILL | ED: Lean Project Delivery in Design and Construction

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Join ASLA for a virtual course series focused on Lean Project Delivery to help design, document and build projects on time and on budget. Lean methodology is a process, culture, and way of thinking. It is aimed at creating more value for the client and eliminating waste occurring from a lack of collaborative planning.

Lean processes are often applied in the design and construction industry by owners, designers, general contractors, construction project managers, and tradespeople. With a Lean mindset, design teams can share information freely and collaboratively to solve difficult problems and make decisions quickly and efficiently.

June 13-15, 2023 | 1:00 – 2:30pm ET | 3.0 PDH (LA CES / non-HSW), 1.25 PDH (LA CES / HSW)


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Module 1 | What is Lean?
June 13, 2023 | 1:00-2:30pm ET

This session introduces Lean Project Delivery as relevant to the design and construction industry, compares conventional delivery with Lean delivery outcomes, and describes the goals and benefits of Lean. With real examples of lean principles and tools used during the design phase on projects you will leave this session with improvements you can bring directly to your projects.

Speaker: Ed Thompson, Director of Business Development, Cherry City Electric

Module 2 | Last Planner System in Design
June 14, 2023 | 1:00-2:30pm ET

The Last Planner System® (LPS) focuses on generating and maintaining flow in work processes by promoting conversations between team members so they can identify problems before those issues interrupt the flow of work. This session introduces the five levels of the LPS around which all planning occurs: should, can, will, did, and learn.

Speaker: Amy Clements, Sr Lean Specialist, JE Dunn Construction

Module 3 | A3 Thinking
June 15, 2023 | 1:00-2:30pm ET

In the design and construction industry – as in all industries – complex problems arise daily. Each project contains hundreds of decisions containing thousands of variables and sorting them out to arrive at the best outcome is critical. A3 problem solving provides teams with a strategy to effectively and efficiently deal with problems that they encounter and decisions that need to be reached, bringing the entire team into the collaborative problem-solving process.

Speaker: Jeremiah Sugarman, Lean Services Manager, JE Dunn Construction

Thank you to our general sponsors:

Boston Architectural College
Iowa State University
University of Georgia

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Katie Riddle is the Director of Professional Practice at American Society of Landscape Architects.

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