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Integrated Project Delivery and Affordable Housing: Benefits of Lean Construction Principles for Cost-Sensitive Real Estate Projects

Thursday, March 7, 2013 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Boston Bar Association - 16 Beacon Street, Boston, MA


As scarce public resources for affordable housing continue to be pressed, practitioners remain committed to searching for ways to reduce costs while still maintaining the high standards in quality of their projects.  Integrated Project Delivery and Lean Construction Principles may provide an opportunity for cost savings and better project outcomes for affordable housing owners and developers.  Lean Construction Principles include higher owner involvement in scope development, design and construction; integrated design teams focused on continuous collaborative effort; and early involvement by contractor and trades in the design resulting in reliable construction process, with less tension, fewer clashes, delays, or rework. This brownbag will cover the basics of Integrated Project Delivery and Lean Construction Principles from a legal perspective and the opportunities and challenges in applying it to the affordable housing context.

Panelists Brian D. Anderson, AIA, from Anderson Porter Design, and Brian Henninger, Esq., from Foley Hoag LLP will be leading the discussion.  Brian Anderson is a founding partner of Anderson Porter Design, a design firm in Cambridge, MA focusing on a lean design approach which draws forward in time as many issues as possible to insure integrated and efficient design efforts to maximize constructability and cost efficiency. Brian Henninger advises clients in the construction and management of capital projects. He specializes in project delivery strategies, construction and real estate disputes, and related insurance cost recovery counseling and litigation. Brian is also active in the emergence of Integrated Project Delivery ("IPD") and "Lean Construction" as collaborative tools that can help add value to a project and reduce transactional costs associated with change orders, rework and defect disputes. Brian’s construction and real estate disputes practice covers a broad spectrum of the industry, including major infrastructure projects, commercial facilities and private and public housing projects.


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