Case Study of the Implementation of the Lean Project Delivery System (LPDS) Using Virtual Building Technologies on a Large Healthcare Project

Atul Khanzode1, Martin Fischer2 & Dean Reed3

1Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford CA, USA and Business Analyst, DPR Construction, Inc, 1450 Veterans Blvd, Redwood City, CA USA 94063, atulk@stanford.edu OR atulk@dprinc.com
2Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Director Center of Integrated Facilities Engineering (CIFE), Stanford University, Stanford CA 94305, fischer@stanford.edu
3Chief Planner and Lean Construction Coordinator, DPR Construction, Inc. 1450 Veterans Blvd, Redwood City, CA 94063, deanr@dprinc.com

Abstract

This case study presents the preliminary findings of implementing the Lean Project Delivery System (LPDS) using the Virtual Building Technologies on a 250,000 square-feet, $100M, Healthcare project in California, USA. This project is unique as it is the first time that Virtual Building technologies like 3D and 4D CADare being used in conjunction with the LPDS on such a large Healthcare facility in the USA. This study is part of an ongoing research project to study how Virtual Building Technologies can be applied on projects using the LPDS. In this paper we discuss how the project used Virtual Building Technologies, specifically 3D and 4D CAD and the LPDS during the early design phase of this project. We specifically discuss the following issues: • Organization of the Project Team for the implementation of LPDS using 3D / 4D technologies • Challenges & Benefits of using the 3D / 4D technology and LPDS on the project • Development of new Metrics to track project performance using 3D / 4D tools • A brief Guideline for implementing LPDS using 3D / 4D CAD technologies This paper is part of ongoing research and should provide a summary to the practitioners in the industry of how Visualization technologies like 3D and 4D CAD can play an important role in applying the LPDS on complex construction projects.

Keywords

Visualization, 3D / 4D CAD, Lean Project Delivery System

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Khanzode, A. , Fischer, M. & Reed, D. 2005, 'Case Study of the Implementation of the Lean Project Delivery System (LPDS) Using Virtual Building Technologies on a Large Healthcare Project' In:, 13th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction. Sydney, Australia, 19-21 Jul 2005. pp 153-160

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