The executive leadership team from Sutter Health, SmithGroup, and HerreroBoldt will host attendees of the Lean Construction Institute's 16th Annual Congress at their project big room on 1200 Van Ness in San Francisco. The $2B hospital will be one of the largest in California. The tour "shows how full team integration and collaboration is significant, though adding its own challenges. A safe, open environment for the collocated team lends itself to providing enhanced communication and collaboration, thereby streamlining problem solving and eliminating waste. Visual displays are critical to show progress and to illuminate the multiple task forces within the IPDT (i.e. site & structure, enclosure, MEP, interiors, financial, production)". The project adopted vPlanner as the primary tool for implementing the Last Planner System during design and construction.
The tour is scheduled for October 10th from 9am to Noon and will be hosted by David Thomack of HerreroBold, Steve Pepler of SmithGroup, and Panos Lampsas of Sutter Health.