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How to Use Production Planning on Construction and Design Projects: Group Simulation

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    Production planning. Last Planner System. Lean construction. These are all popular buzzwords in the architecture, engineering, and construction industry today. If you are not familiar with these and implementing them right now on your projects, this class is a must! This interactive workshop will address the problem of waste in planning and how the Last Planner System improves productivity and schedule reliability. We’ll introduce pull planning: a collaborative scheduling technique that enables teams to develop workflow working backward, thus enabling successor activities to determine what needs to be completed for them to start their work. We’ll put theory into practice in a hands-on, team-based, real-life construction and design simulation to emphasize the importance of pull versus push, reliable flow, and clear subcontractor commitments in the pull-planning process. The class will finish by showing how BIM 360 Plan web service helps the last planner by enabling teams to track task commitments and completion. This session features BIM 360 Plan and BIM 360 Field. AIA Approved

    Key Learnings

    • Discover the Last Planner System, including master schedules, milestone pull-plans, 6-week look-aheads, weekly work plans, and daily huddles
    • Participate in a hands-on real-life simulation of a construction and design Pull Planning session
    • Learn how lean construction principles have forever changed planning in the AEC industry
    • Discover how BIM 360 Plan enables a collaborative Last Planner approach on projects by using cloud and mobile technology