P2SL 2017 Annual Conference

Berkeley, California
Thursday, May 11, 2017
Thank you 
P2SL members 
sponsors of our 
research initiatives!


The Boldt Company

Frank M. Booth, Inc.

Boulder Associates
DPR Construction, Inc.

Herrero Builders, Inc.
Lean Project Consulting
Lean Construction Institute
Walter P. Moore


Project Production Institute
Rosendin Electric, Inc.

Southland Industries, Inc.

Sutter Health

Turner Construction
UC San Francisco
XL Construction


P2SL 2017 Annual Conference
Thursday, May 11, 2017 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM (Pacific Time)

UC Berkeley - Clark Kerr Campus
2601 Warring Street
Berkeley, California 94710
United States

Map and Directions

UC Berkeley's Project Production Systems Laboratory (P2SL) has conducted a significant amount of research since we founded it in 2005! At this annual conference we will report out on our recent findings, ongoing work, and new initiatives. Our students and staff will present the 'action research' we are pursuing with our members from industry, and we would like to encourage you to become a P2SL member to learn from research together with us. 

Every participant will receive the latest edition of our Lean Construction Glossary with 350+ terms.

Please join us in sharing provocative ideas and engaging in rich discussion. 

This day-long meeting on Wednesday April 12, 2017, will take place in the Garden Room at the UC Berkeley Clark Kerr Campus just south of our main campus.

  • Report on P2SL research findings and disseminate them to practitioners,
  • Solicit participation of industry in P2SL action research
Desired Outcomes
  • Have companies become P2SL members
  • Industry participants engage in research
  • Renewed/new funding for ongoing/new research initiatives

AGENDA (subject to change)

8:00 - Welcome, Introductions, and Overview - Iris
8:10 - Engaging Facilities Managers in Project Delivery (tentative title) - Audrey
8:45 - Lean in Highway Projects - Nigel
9:20 - Lean Design Management (tentative title) - Ergo
9:50 - Break
10:20 - Takt Time Planning - Karolina and Iris
11:00 - Value Creation in Construction Projects - Amin
11:30 - Forms of Relational Contracting - Ali
12:00 - Lunch
13:00 - Steering to Targets in Construction - Glenn, Ali, Amin and Ergo
13:50 - Construction Safety - Glenn and Sevilay
14:30 - Mistake Proofing - Iris and Sevilay
15:10 - Break
15:30 - Cost Modeling in Target Value Delivery - Glenn
16:00 - Input from Audience on Present and Future P2SL Research - All
16:20 - Plus/Delta - All
16:30 - Adjourn

Registration Fees
  • $75 for employees of P2SL member companies
  • $250 for non-members
  • $75 for full-time academics and students
NOTE: If you register but find you cannot attend this event, please ask a colleague in your company to take your place. Sorry we do not process refunds.

Use this online system to register and pay for your registration: click [REGISTER NOW] in the upper-right corner of this screen to proceed.

This meeting will take place in the Garden Room (Building 10) at the UC Berkeley Clark Kerr Campus just south of our main campus. 
Public Transit: Take BART to the Berkeley (Downtown Berkeley) station & walk east about 1. 2 miles from there (~ 30 minutes). 
By Car:
Park (for a fee) in the Southwest parking lot off Warring Street. Click here for a downloadable map and directions. Note that street parking in the surrounding area is limited to 2-hour parking.

Don't miss this opportunity to learn about lean project delivery and changes taking place in the industry!

Questions about this or other P2SL Initiatives? Please contact Glenn Ballard, Director of P2SL, at 415/710-5531 or email him at gballard@berkeley.edu.


This day is for all P2SL researchers to report findings of research we have underway, conducted jointly with our industry members. Please join us in sharing provocative ideas and engaging in rich discussion. 


This event also offers you the opportunity to learn about our new research initiatives on safety, takt time planning, conceptual estimating, and others... and to decide to get engaged with us as a P2SL member to learn together. 


Every participant will receive the latest edition of our Lean Construction Glossary.


Agenda (subject to changes)


8:00 AM Welcome


– Takt time planning - report on pilot projects – Adam Frandson

– Last Planner implementation – Sigmund Aslesen

– Advancing “Advanced Work Packaging” – Iris Tommelein

– Lean to deliver affordable housing in Latin America – Eder Martinez

– Lean for highway rehab projects – Nigel Blampied & Iris Tommelein


12:00 Noon Lunch


P2SL initiatives – Glenn Ballard

––– Safety

––– Takt time planning

––– Conceptual estimating

––– Delivering value to facilities managers


4:15 PM Plus Delta

4:30 PM Wrap up

Lean on Highway Projects (tentative title)


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