30 episodes

A podcast dedicated to stories, case studies and lessons learned of applying Lean Construction from around the world.

The Lean Construction Blog's Podcast Dick Bayer

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A podcast dedicated to stories, case studies and lessons learned of applying Lean Construction from around the world.

    Episode 30 - Glenn Ballard : The Godfather of Lean Construction

    Episode 30 - Glenn Ballard : The Godfather of Lean Construction

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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Episode 29 - Vince Chapman: Keeping Collaborative Contracts Transparent

    Episode 29 - Vince Chapman: Keeping Collaborative Contracts Transparent

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    Vince Chapman started his tenure at the University of Texas as a philosophy major.  He didn’t do well in his first accounting course, so like a never fail Longhorn would do, he decided to master that degree.  In the interim, he has become one of the best known auditors of IPD and other construction delivery contracts.  Join us as we explore the three major transparency questions in IPD:  overhead, hourly rates and profit.

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Episode 28 - Howard Ashcraft: Crafting the Collaborative Contract

    Episode 28 - Howard Ashcraft: Crafting the Collaborative Contract

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    Howard Ashcraft is the most recognized and most honoured currently practicing lawyer in the Lean Design and Construction Community.  He has been thinking about and drafting collaborative contracts (most usually IPD) since 2005.  Join us for a thoughtful chat on where he started, where he’s been and where he wants to go.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Episode 27 - Luciana Burdi: Master Builder reimagining design and defying construction norms

    Episode 27 - Luciana Burdi: Master Builder reimagining design and defying construction norms

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    Luciana Burdi returned to Southern Italy after receiving her masters in Architecture from Instituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia (IUAV) in Venice, Italy.  She had developed a passion for using architecture in the public sector and so turned her attention to the United States.  At the age of 28, with no experience in English, she moved in with family in Chicago and began a career in public service and the built environment that has been remarkably successful.  She was a SPURS Fellow at MIT, then took her Doctor in Design degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Design.  She has been teaching “Negotiation and Conflict Resolution” at Worcester Polytech since 2011 and co-taught “Modern construction Delivery Methods” at Wentworth Institute of Technology for many years.  She’s on the Lean Construction Institute (LCI) Board of Directors and was on the Board of Directors of CMAA (Construction Management Association of America) for many years. She won that organizations 2015 “CMAA National Award in New Technologies Techniques in CM.”  Recently she won the Construction Institute’s “Industry Innovation” Award.  She serves as the Director of Capital Programs and Environmental Affairs at MassPort in Boston.  Join us for an entertaining hour with this powerhouse woman in construction.

    • 55 min
    Episode 26 - Mark Van Buren : Major Infrastructure: a Perfect Match for Lean IPD

    Episode 26 - Mark Van Buren : Major Infrastructure: a Perfect Match for Lean IPD

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    Mark Van Buren came to Queens University in Kington, Ontario looking for a degree in Architecture.  He stayed 8 years and ended up with Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, concentrating on water management.  He spent the next decade or so in California and Milwaukee on large water management projects, largely storm run-off systems.  Turns out the storm was in the contract delivery system and not in the pipes.  Disgruntled with the delivery process, he jumped at the chance to head back to Kingston about 20 years ago.  Since then he has risen through City Engineering ranks to become the Deputy Commissioner of Major Projects.  In that capacity he and his team just delivered the Waaban Crossing, the “third” crossing in Kingston that unites the City through the middle of the Cataraqui River.  The $180M dollar IPD project was the first IPD bridge project in Canada.  Unlike most civil structures and megaprojects, this one landed in Bent Flyvbjerg’s .5% of projects:  it was on time, on budget and delivered all the benefits initially proposed.  Join us for a thoughtful hour with this unique bridgebuilder.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Episode 25 - Stuart Eckblad : Delivering a $4 Billion Capital Program at UCSF using Lean IPD

    Episode 25 - Stuart Eckblad : Delivering a $4 Billion Capital Program at UCSF using Lean IPD

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    Stuart Eckblad has been thinking divergently since he left home for Kent State to pursue a degree in architecture.  That led him to the University of Wisconsin where he received a masters degree in Environmental Design.  He was particularly interested in the effect of color on human beings.   That kind of curiosity inspired a long career dedicated to moving from traditional delivery to a new vocabulary in the built environment, one that focused on collaboration, integration, purpose and innovation.  Join us for a glimpse of the life that led Stuart to found the Center for Innovation in Construction and lead the current team building the $4.5 B Parnassus Heights hospital program.

    • 1 hr 1 min

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