7:20 am
Morning Coffee

7:50 am Chair’s Opening Remarks

  • Lynnell Crone Vice President, Alternative Contracts & Light Industrial, Bird Construction

Establishing & Maintaining Transparency & Collaboration

8:00 am Panel: Building & Maintaining a Lean Culture Independent of the Contract


• Benchmarking the most successful initiatives to establish a solid foundation of trust among the entire project team
• Highlighting ways to maintain that culture, even through transitions in personnel
• Determining and setting clear metrics to track the success of your culture, whether your team are maintaining lean practices and ensure that your people don’t lose sight of the importance of culture throughout the project

8:40 am Case Study: Discovering the Cornerstones of a Truly Integrated Design Process


  • Mapping how traditional roles of the client, architect and contractors change when in a collaborative design setting
  • Approaching the design in chunks to reconcile traditionally linear and iterative workflows, documentation and mindsets, and keep everyone moving towards the collective goal
  • Benchmarking different lean design approaches that can be utilized to drive efficiency and how we bought together the right combination of practices for our team

9:20 am Leveraging Advanced BIM to Document Design Decision Making & Streamline Handover to Construction

Chair: Nathan Wood
Executive Director, Construction Progress Coalition

  • Alison Hart Manager, Project Solutions, Mortenson Construction
  • Kelli Lubeley BIM Program Manager, Cupertino Electric, Inc.


  • Evaluating how the increased investment in preconstruction and coordination can open doors to more advanced BIM processes and the benefits these have for team alignment
  • Reviewing the A-Z workflow of setting up, collaborating in, and finalizing the model as a single source of truth for data and design evolution
  • Upskilling your team to work in and leverage the data within the model from design through construction

10:00 am
Morning Refreshments

10:30 am Breakouts: Discussing Critical Lessons Learned From Onboarding Failures & How We Can Better Navigate the People Paradox

  • Katie Wells Vice President, Project Delivery, Brasfield & Gorrie
  • Douglas Lee Preconstruction Operations Manager, Brasfield & Gorrie


Following the morning’s opening sessions, these breakouts will give you the chance to reflect on how you can evolve some of the cultural practices shared to enhance continuous onboarding on your project.

  • Investing the time in cultural assimilation of new staff without stalling the progress of your project: What are the most effective things you can do to sustain your culture established on day one?
  • Discussing common mistakes made when bringing in new team members mid-project and the threat this poses to lean cultures and behaviors
  • Demonstrating the impact on project success when continuous onboarding is well defined and executed throughout

11:10 am Case Study: Achieving Collaborative Project Delivery in a Virtual Environment – Lessons From Texas Children’s Hospital North Austin Campus

  • Kurt Neubek Principal, Page
  • Calvin Silva Project Director, McCarthy Building Companies
  • Jill Pearsall Vice President, Facilities Planning & Development & Real Estate Services, Texas Children’s Hospital


  • Exploring how the team designed the project using Lean all virtually
  • Building commitment, training and integrating project members in Lean project delivery
  • How we created a culture of joint success and fun, using Pull Planning and other techniques throughout

11:50 am Leveraging Hybrid Big Rooms to More Efficiently Bring Our Teams Back Together


  • Discussing some of the learnings thus far from facilitating hybrid big rooms: What have we maintained, what have we changed and what more can we do to further evolve our approach?
  • Building greater flexibility into the way that the team can work together in order to maintain collaboration and engage all personalities, wherever they are in the world
  • Benchmarking the various technologies we have used to facilitate hybrid big rooms and how engagement differs between those in and outside of the physical room

12:30 pm
Lunch Break

Exploring the Future of Integrated Project Delivery

1:30 pm Case Study: Going Below 50 Million: How Did We Make it Work?

  • Mike Doiel Senior Vice President & Director, Project Delivery, HDR Architecture
  • Ryan Yoho Director, Construction Management, The Boldt Company


  • Is there such a thing as too small?: Discussing the realistic profit and benefits of leveraging IPD for our team and whether this could scale down further to become more mainstream
  • Exploring how tools established for large teams can be adapted and scaled down successfully to facilitate these projects, and those that cannot
  • Confronting the challenges with IPD on smaller projects and reflecting on what further changes would need to be made to make this a more appealing option for other owners

2:10 pm Case Study: Exploring the Difference in Integrated Project Delivery Models & Mindsets in Different Countries


  • Outlining our approach to Alliance contracting, how it is similar and how it is different from the North American IPD model and contracts: What lessons can be learned from one another?
  • Discussing how this model is transforming supply chain integration and innovation in our country
  • Evaluating the barriers to growth and greater success: Where do teams commonly fall down and how is that impacting overall appetite for IPD among owners?

2:50 pm Breakouts: Discussing the Trajectory of IPD From Here & How We Can Better Leverage Learnings From Our Failures to Reach Full Potential


In this closing session of the conference we will draw together discussions around the successes, but most importantly the failures that have been experienced on IPD projects as a collective, what this means for the priority areas for further development in the coming years, and the trajectory of adoption of IPD in the US
and Canada. How can we better share and learn from one another to level up and build our community of experienced, open lean project delivery practitioners?

3:40 pm Chair’s Closing Remarks

  • Lynnell Crone Vice President, Alternative Contracts & Light Industrial, Bird Construction

3:50 pm End of Conference