AACE Great Lakes Section


Next Meeting Date: January 23, 2019

Topic:  Lean Construction: Managing Value Generation and Workflow on Projects

Presenter: Dr. Tariq Abdelhamid, MSU

  Location:  Weber’s Inn
                     3050 Jackson Road, Ann Arbor, MI
                     (734) 769‐2500

  Time:  6:00 pm to 6:30 pm Registration, Networking
              6:30 pm to 7:15 pm Dinner
              7:15 pm to 8:15 pm Program

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​Presentation and Speaker Info

​Lean Construction: Managing Value Generation and Workflow on Projects
Dr. Tariq Abdelhamid will present the first Lean Integrated Project Delivery project (LIPD) in the United States on a public university campus. The impetus and challenges to implementing lean and IPD in a university setting will be discussed in this examination of the Shaw Dining Hall project on the campus of Michigan State University. The presentation will cover the owner’s side of the story and the university’s experience with
LIPD throughout the validation and design process including final project results.

Speaker: Tariq Abdelhamid, PhD, CM-Lean

                                                                   Dr. Abdelhamid is Chief Lean Performance Officer with the
                                                                   Residential and Hospitality (RHS) Division at Michigan State
                                                                   University (MSU), working with colleagues on a lean transformation
                                                                   journey since 2013. He is also an Associate Professor of Lean
                                                                  Construction at MSU, and coaches project teams as a Lean
                                                                  Construction and Production Advisor to KPMG India, Enovio                                                                              Consulting, The ReAlignment Group, and Gemba Kaizen Consulting                                                                    since 2005. His research focus at MSU is on the discovery, exploration, and application of new theories and methods to arrive at the most efficient and effective Workflow and Safety Management practices in production environments. Trained by Greg Howell & Glenn Ballard (Lean Construction Institute cofounders), Tariq is the co-founder and co-Editor of the Lean Construction Journal since its inception, a certified AGC LCEP and Improved LCI instructor, and a current LCI Research

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