This workshop will provide an introduction to lean design and construction concepts. It will highlight the benefits and opportunities that lean implementation provides, and it will give the participants a road map showing how to start using these principles on projects. Lean in design and construction focuses primarily on project improvement by identifying and eliminating waste and enhancing value to the customer. This workshop will not only familiarize the participants with lean vocabulary, but it will also provide them with a roadmap to understand how to employ these concepts in their organizations and on their projects. We will also review a cloud-based tool that helps facilitate this production planning and last planner process.
- Discover key concepts and principles of lean construction
- Understand how to improve planning accuracy and reliability
- Understand how to build a culture of commitment and accountability
- Learn how to help establish an environment of open and honest communication through the use of software and technology
Tom Feliz joined Autodesk, Inc., in May 2014 as part of an acquisition. His current role is to gauge and increase customer engagement of the BIM 360 design suite family across the Autodesk portfolio in the architecture, engineering, and construction industry. Throughout his career Tom has been responsible for driving lean practices and principles into construction projects by capitalizing on technology. He has also acted as a project coach, specializing in process improvement through the integration and application of lean tools and principles on construction projects and teams. He brings with him a unique background and skill set that enables him to understand the intricacies of lean principles in a project-based setting. Tom has engaged as the lean champion onsite working for general contractors and owners on large-scale lean integrated projects. He received his undergraduate degree from Stanford University in industrial engineering. He then went on to attain a master of science degree in civil engineering with a focus on construction management.
Rebecca Bettler is the National Director of Lean Construction with JE Dunn Construction. She serves as a liaison, trainer and coach for employees and building partners implementing Lean practices and behaviors. She has been in the construction industry for 18 years and began her Lean journey in 2006. Prior to JE Dunn, Rebecca spent more than five years consulting on the application of Lean principles in various organizations and project types. This includes working with owners, architects, contractors and engineers, Integrated Project Delivery teams, leading strategic planning sessions, implementing Last Planner® System and various other Lean practices. In addition to being an active member of the Lean Construction Institute and the chair of LCI's Education Committee, she is also a Master Trainer of the Choosing by Advantages Decisionmaking System. Rebecca holds a degree in Business Management from the University of Phoenix.