Pre-Conference Workshop Day

Monday – September 13, 2021

10:00 am Workshop A: Integrating Lean Tools With Traditional CPM to Better Manage Project Lifecycles


• Evaluating company processes to identify opportunities to better manage the production lifecycle with lean principles • Integrating critical path activity with lean planning tools to ensure there is a single scheduling source for all project teams to act on according to priority of tasks • Assessing lean tools and technologies available to enable you to update your schedule in conjunction with lean planning productivity quickly and easily

12:00 pm Lunch Break

1:00 pm Workshop B: Executing Pull Planning to Optimize Production Schedules & Prioritize Input From All Stakeholders

  • Alex Belkofer VDC Director, McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.
  • Ross Helleberg Director of Scheduling, McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.


• Securing buy-in and the execution of pull planning from all project teams to ensure a high level of collaboration is maintained throughout the project
• Exploring an advanced step-by-step guide to improving pull planning for greater productivity and efficiency throughout all stages of a project
• Addressing how 4D BIM can be integrated into pull planning processes to drive effectiveness in the field
• Taking lessons learned from previous projects to address what more can be done to eliminate waste in current schedules

3:00 pm Afternoon Refreshments

3:30 pm Workshop C: Harnessing TAKT Planning to Improve Schedule Flow

  • Guy Harmon Project Solutions Executive, Messer Construction Co.


• Analyzing the efficacy of flow planning to assess whether less-detailed, short-term schedules will
reduce rework and manpower on the schedule
• Defining scope of each project stage more specifically and setting a pace based on the slowest
contractor to achieve continuous flow
• Providing employees with a comfortable environment where project teams work to small, measurable
goals for enhanced productivity

5:00 pm End of Workshop Day