Spring Forum Agenda

April 4th

8:00 - 8:30 AM | Coffee and pastries

This workshop is intended for people who lead project and production teams, those who support them, and others who study their work as researchers. Presentations will answer the following questions so that participants can see the outlines of how they can integrate teams on their construction project:

• Why does Project Delivery (IPD) enable exceptional outcomes?
• What are the requirements spelled out in (IPD) contracts?
• What are the imperatives of Target Value Design (TVD)?
• What ways of thinking and behaviors are no longer helpful? What new ones must be created?
• Why is it so hard for people to change the way they work and think?
• What is the Simple Framework model? And how can it be used?
• How do its pieces fit together and reinforce each other?
• Are there real-life heroes, and what are their stories?

Participants will leave prepared to contribute to and lead Integrated Project Teams and will be able to discuss their questions and ideas in a 1-hour follow-up session with Dean at no additional cost.

Read more to decide whether it’s right for you.

Sutter Health and other owners have used Integrated Project Delivery to achieve much better outcomes than before. Yet, Design and Construction companies have not adopted it as their preferred delivery model, likely because they can deliver most of their projects doing business-as-usual without investing in new systems and teaching the methods and behaviors required for integration. The result is that those investments must be paid for by their customers and done during the projects, or not done at all in the case of business systems.

Beyond that, most industry professionals, including those advocating industry transformation, approach the investment as one in coaching people through the adoption of a collection of Lean Construction methods, BIM and other information technologies, and collaboration skills. The starting point for this workshop is the understanding that transformation occurs as people solve problems and carry out their work differently within a coherent worldview/model that makes sense to them. Then they can establish more effective routines while doing their work each day. In this way, they come to own the transformation they are making organically. As they change the way they work they see new possibilities for solving the problems they are facing. The model used in this workshop is the Simple Framework, the big idea in the book, Integrating Project Delivery.

The sooner everyone realizes that neither they nor their leaders can anticipate problems and answers in advance, the better. This is because that is simply impossible given the dynamic complexity of design and construction. Team members are better off knowing they are taking a journey of learning and discovery together, with each supporting the other as they encounter problems and develop skills for anticipating them. They are co-creating integration, not implementing it. The prize is the resiliency that design and construction require, leading to exceptional outcomes.

Working in groups throughout the workshop, you will develop your individual and workgroup transformation story based on hearing how “Integration Heroes” used the Simple Framework model before or after it was named and described in 2017 when the book was published. You will leave feeling you have started down the integration path that success demands.

April 5th

Welcome by P2SL and CFI, Professor Iris Tommelein and Stuart Eckblad, FAIA
Morning MC Introduction: Patricia Tillman, Boldt

Creating the Healing Habitat at UCSF: Designing for the Hospital for the Future
PANEL: Stuart Eckblad and Karen O’Neill from UCSF Health; Carly Gertler and Ben Muller from Herzog & de Meuron

"Designing a Productized Building System"

This presentation will review an approach to developing volumetric modular building systems that align to business and manufacturing strategies. We will explore the importance of defining a minimum viable product, how to identify manageable components of a building system, and how to use design thinking to develop the building system. Presented by Sara Pacelko, Director of Product Design from Volumetric Building Companies

Center for Innovation: Innovation Lab Presentations

About the Innovation Lab: The Innovation Lab is an online opportunity to teach participants the mindsets and skillsets associated with the innovation process. Led by UC Berkeley, Haas School of Business Professor, Vivek Rao, the classes are self-paced. Classes begin in late summer, 2023 for the 6-module program. The course has been particularly successful for teams working on complex problems, as well as emerging leaders seeking a chance to work directly on a company innovation challenge.

Selected presentations:

"Enhancing Healthcare Project Decision Facilitation"
Decision making on complex healthcare projects can make or break the project flow. This challenge was explored from the view of multiple stakeholders and used the program tools to identify trends to help bring innovation to this essential piece of any healthcare project. Presented by Nickolas Tournis, Principal Project Executive fromTEECOM.

"Sharing Solutions to Real-Time Challenges"
An accelerated and enhanced process for sharing solutions to real-time challenges amongst team members working distances spread across North America. Presented by Kaycee Vesely-Schmidt is a Senior Training Specialist for Walbridge and Eric Ozog, Assistant Vice President of Operations for Walbridge.

"Passing the Mic"
An exploration on knowledge transfer and tools for architectural and interior design teams working in a hybrid environment. Presented by Stacey Brinegar, Associate and Project Manager in Washington, D.C. at SmithGroup.

Orchestrating a Building System: A New Way of Thinking…What, Why and How

PRESENTER: Kurt Ameringer, Dassault Systemes

Automotive, aerospace, manufacturing, utilities, energy, and materials were once all fragmented industries that have transformed their business to achieve an increase in performance and safety while working to lessen their impact on the environment. Even agriculture has surpassed the construction industry in productivity in the last 20 years. This presentation will share how a systems approach and best practice experience from nearly a dozen industries are transforming our profession.

A new, value driven design-to-delivery process

PRESENTER: Jaimie Johnston, MBE, Bryden Wood

The challenges facing construction are well-known and small incremental process improvements are unlikely to yield the  change in results that is required. This talk will explain 'Design to Value' methodology that Bryden Wood has been developing with public and private sector clients over many years. Rather than ‘bolting on’ digital and manufacturing tools to a traditional approach, this talk sets out a new way of leveraging best-in-class use of data, automated design and industrialized construction, and the dramatic benefits this is providing.