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Michael Moran

CS11526: Production Planning and Lean Construction Explained: A Hands-on Simulation

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Key Learning

Key Learning

  • Discover the key principles and benefits of lean construction and production planning
  • Discover Last Planner System: from master schedule to milestone pull-plans, 6-week lookaheads, weekly work plans, and daily huddles
  • Discover the concept of pull planning in an interactive simulation
  • Discover how BIM 360 Plan enables a collaborative last planner approach on projects by using cloud and mobile technology

Description

Description

You've heard about lean construction and production planning—now it’s time to try it out yourself. This interactive workshop will start by addressing the problem of waste in construction 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 starting with a goal in mind and working backward, thus enabling successor activities to determine what needs to be completed for them to start their work. Then we’ll put theory into practice in a hands-on, team-based construction simulation developed by DPR Construction, designed 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 software helps the last planner by enabling teams to track task commitments and completion, and report on deviations.

Target Audience

Target Audience

Construction Project Managers, BIM/VDC Managers, Construction Executives, Specialty Trade Subcontractors, Building Owners

Speakers

Speakers

Michael Moran

Michael Moran is a consultant at Autodesk, Inc., focusing on construction. He helps customers optimize their construction processes through adoption of cloud-based BIM 360 tools, with a focus on design review, production planning, scheduling, field management, layout, and project handover to owner/operator. His master's thesis in construction management at the Delft University of Technology was a comparative study designed to assess productivity gains from using Building Information Modeling (BIM) tools on Skanska AB U.S. building projects. Together with Skanska and Autodesk, Michael presented a webinar on this case study. Michael has taught 3 previous Autodesk University classes and has spoken multiple times about the benefits of cloud-based BIM at the European 5D Conference. Other experiences in the building industry include founding and running a concrete specialty forming firm, working as a consultant on several major infrastructure projects, and obtaining a bachelor's degree in architecture from the University of Bath in the United Kingdom.

Todd Elkins

Todd Elkins spent 5 years developing and training lean practices for a large Bay Area-based general contractor. He was the co-creator and first employee of ourPlan, which was acquired by Autodesk, Inc., and has since been redeveloped into the new product, BIM 360 Plan web service. Todd is responsible for driving lean practices and principles into construction projects by capitalizing on technology. He is currently working with design and construction teams to transform their business processes and turn information into insight.

Specialties include lean construction, construction technology, Building Information Modeling (BIM) management, strategic planning, construction management, integrated project delivery, reliable promising, last planner system (LPS), pull plan scheduling, production planning, work structuring, and production innovation.

Nathan Wood

Outside of DPR Construction, Nathan Wood is a published author and shares his experience through conference presentations at Autodesk University, Associated General Contractors (AGC) BIM Forum, Canada BIM Forum, and ThinkBIM U.K., along with international webinars with technology partners such as Tekla Corporation and Bluebeam Software, Inc.

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Published

  • 2015
  • CS11526
  • AU Las Vegas

Software

  • BIM 360 Field
  • BIM 360 Glue

Industries

  • Construction Services
  • Buildings

Topics

  • BIM (Building Information Modeling)
  • Cloud Services