Lean Construction Institute: Integrated Lean Project Delivery success at Advocate Christ Medical Center

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The Lean Construction Institute (LCI) — Chicago Community of Practice has scheduled a program on Oct. 8  to review construction of the East Tower at the Advocate Christ Medical Center, “Transforming a campus through integrated design collaboration.”

“Over the last few years, Advocate Health Care has embarked upon a journey of project delivery transformation,” the LCI announcement said. “A key part in this journey addresses the manner in which AHC designs and delivers capital construction projects through Integrated Lean Project Delivery or ILPD.

“Opening in January 2016, the East Tower at Advocate Christ Medical Center is the latest demonstration of their integrated lean project process. The East Tower is 350,000 gross square feet, comprised of intensive care units, women’s and infants, new entry and lobby, and food service; including a new addition for the medical center’s service dock.

“By integrating together prior to being awarded the project, the team of CannonDesign, Power Construction, Magnusson Klemencic, and Affiliated Engineers embraced the principles of Lean and committed to an integrated design process to bring Advocate’s vision to life.”

Al Manshum, vice-president of design and construction, and Scott Nelson, director of design and planning for Advocate Health Care will share their thoughts and insights on Advocate Health Care’s journey towards Integrated Lean Project Delivery and the role that the East Tower played in that journey.

Then there will be a tour of the building with members of the design and construction team.

The program starts at 4:00 p.m. at Christ Medical Center, 4440 W. 95 St., Oak Lawn.  A maximum of 60 can attend. There will be an informal networking event from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m at Deja Brew Pub & Grill, 5219 West 95th St, Oak Lawn.



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