2018 Design-Build Conference & Expo

TH13 - Design-Build and Lean

Nov 8, 2018 3:15pm ‐ Nov 8, 2018 4:15pm

Credits: None available.


Design-Build project delivery requires a culture of team alignment, open communication and mutual respect between the project owner, the architect/engineer and the contractor (and key trade partners). The result is maximized value, minimized waste and improved outcomes, all of which are also goals of Lean Construction. Design-Build provides an optimal environment for successful incorporation of Lean techniques. Used individually, lean tools/techniques or Design-Build Done Right™ enhance the chances of overall project and team success. Used together, however, opportunities for success, innovation and creativity are exponentially greater.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discover ways to determine if a process is “Lean”
  • Understand how design-build and Lean techniques result in maximized value, including first- and life-cycle costs, achieved through optimization of budgets
  • Learn about Lean techniques that can enhance your ability to obtain earlier price certainty and accuracy of true project costs
  • Discuss processes that lead to increased productivity resulting in time savings and earlier project completion


  • Victor R. Ortiz, President (and member of the LCI Education Committee), Ortiz Consulting Services
  • Craig Unger, DBIA, President (and member of the DBIA Education Committee), Unger Security Solutions, LLC


Credits: None available.

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