Lean Science Facilities: Design Through Operations

Wednesday, September 20, 4:45 - 5:45 PM

Speaker(s): Sam Spata - T.H. Chang, AIA

As a system and culture of efficient project delivery, Lean has entered the mainstream of design, construction and operations. This presentation demonstrates how the value chain for efficient and productive lab operations extends its backwards “pull” through construction, design and manufacturing of laboratory systems.

Over the past decade, Lean has entered the design and construction mainstream by providing a range of benefits to owners, consultants, designers, builders and manufacturers including reduced waste in project delivery; increased productivity in operations; and enhanced value in design.

Attendees will learn how to start their Lean Journey toward greater value for their clients with an emphasis on Pull-Planning the Value Stream from manufacture of laboratory components to initial functionality and onward to adaptive “Day 2” operations. A key value of this session will be a demonstration of how Lean theory, vision, processes, tools and habits may be applied universally, regardless of project delivery methodology whether Bridging, Novation, Design-Bid-Build; Design-Build; or Integrated Project Delivery.

       Attendees will learn:

  • How Lean-intense projects are twice as likely to stay on budget and three times as likely to be completed on schedule.
  • How to use The Lean Progression© as a framework for accelerating Lean success.
  • How Lean behaviors sustain a collaborative culture from design through occupancy.
  • How to participate in the Big 4 Processes during Laboratory system selection, design and construction.