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