LCI Colorado CoP>> Last Planner System on the Aspen Valley Hospital Project (A Team Perspective)

LCI Colorado CoP>> Last Planner System on the Aspen Valley Hospital Project (A Team Perspective)
Event on 2013-05-17 07:30:00

Lean Construction Institute

Colorado Community of Practice (CoP)


Last Planner System on the Aspen Valley Hospital Project

(A Team Perspective)




Shawn Morrison, Haselden Construction, Superintendent, LEEP AP 

Ryan Zukowski, Haselden Construction, Project Engineer 

Katie Page DePenning, Haselden Construction, Sr Virtual and Lean Construction Specialist, LEED GA 

Mark Keenan, MTech Mechanical Technologies Group, Inc., Mountain Operations 

Joe Schubert, MTech Mechanical Technologies Group, Inc., Superintendent 

Bob Bergman, Encore Electric, Project Manager 

Matt McCloud, Encore Electric, Superintendent



Join the team members of the Aspen Valley Hospital Phase 2 project as they share personal experiences and lessons learned from utilizing the Last Planner System for approximately two (2) years on a multi-phase hospital expansion and renovation project.

The Last Planner System is a very collaborative planning process developed by the Lean Construction Institute (LCI) that asks for commitments from team members to meet the overall target schedules, opposed to the traditional method of dictating requirements. The goal of the Last Planner System (LPS) on a project is to manage and improve construction production planning by:

        · stabilizing the work flow through reliable planning

        · reducing waste by improving work flow reliability

        · developing a better understanding of the impact of variability on downstream performance


Over the last year, the project has maintained an average Percent Plan Complete (PPC) of 80%, which far exceeds the industry standard of 50-60%. Our presentation will provide an overview of LPS and give insight into the Aspen Valley Hospital project team’s lean journey. Shawn Morrison, the project superintendent, will share his experiences adopting the system for the first-time and transforming the way the team communicated and preplanned the site activities in a mountain community.

 The field and management teams from MTech Mechanical and Encore Electric will also share their experiences from a subcontractor’s perspective.


Value-Added Proposition (i.e., how it benefits attendees)

Attendees will get the opportunity to learn more about the Last Planner System from multiple perspectives of the project team rather than just the general contractor.  Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions of experienced users of the Last Planner System.




7:30am Continental breakfast & networking

8:00am Introductions

8:15am Last Planner System: Brief overview of system and how it is used at AVH

9:00am Brief Break

9:10am Round table Discussion on Lessons Learned & Team Experience

9:50am Q&A, Plus/Delta

10:00am Adjourn



Date and Time:


Friday, May 17th, 2013 from 7:30am to 10:00am


Registration Deadline: Thursday, May 16th, 2013 by 5:00pm. Please help us save time, expense, and avoid people showing up at the last minute… plan ahead and register early!



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