Finding the Right Zing: A Team’s Journey through Continuous Technology Integration

October 19, 2022  |  11:45 AM  |  New Orleans, Louisiana

The Integrated Design Team (IDT) at the UCSF ZSFG Research and Academic Building adapted its technology platforms in multiple ways over the last few years due to COVID related restrictions, design approval processes and field needs. Change is stereotypically considered the biggest hurdle causing waste in construction. The team flipped this mantra and embraced change to improve their processes by challenging team members to “reform for the greater good” of the project. Using lean tools and empowering stakeholders, senior leaders enabled the team to make these improvements throughout the project allowing them to improve processes over time. This presentation provides key takeaways on using lean principles and tools to implement scheduling, inspection, and documentation platforms to meet construction needs from the GC, owner, and trade partner perspective.